The game is on between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, as both teams continue to recover from COVID-19 infections in their locker rooms. But the Celtics will remain shorthanded at the top and bottom of their roster.
Jayson Tatum still hasn’t been cleared to play as he works through the NBA’s health and safety protocols, so the team confirmed that he will be out again Wednesday night. The same goes for sophomore guard Carsen Edwards. Romeo Langford additionally remains out and continues to recover from wrist surgery that he underwent in September.
On top of the Celtics’ absences, the Sixers are getting major reinforcements after dealing with COVID and injury problems of their own. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, center Joel Embiid is expected to return after missing a game with right knee pain. Guard Seth Curry is also expected to finally return after testing positive for COVID and entering quarantine.
Good news for the Celtics is that center Robert Williams returned to practice from quarantine on Tuesday, so he’s good to go against the Sixers. But the team will have to wait a little longer to get their superstar back.