The Celtics are coming off a win in their last game against the Houston Rockets, with Evan Fournier contributing 23 points off the bench.
The Charlotte Hornets, meanwhile, have been impressive throughout the season, although recent long-term injuries to several key players have left them a bit skinny.
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics injury report
The Charlotte Hornets have lost the likes of LaMelo Ball, Gordon hayward and Malik Monk in recent weeks to injuries.
Ball is out for the season, while Gordon Hayward and Malik Monk are out for several weeks. However, it didn’t have a huge impact on the performance of the Charlotte Hornets.
Terry Rozier has been in good shape in recent weeks, with multiple offensive threats also surfacing for the Charlotte Hornets.
In their last win, seven different Charlotte Hornets players scored in double digits, with Miles Bridges becoming the top scorer with 23 points and ten rebounds off the bench.
The Boston Celtics are missing Romeo Langford and Nicolas Claxton, with Semi Ojeleye also out with a long-term injury.
Jaylen Brown has been listed as questionable for this game due to a knee injury. He produced 22 points and 11 rebounds in their last outing and will be a huge miss against the Charlotte Hornets.
Meanwhile, Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum are expected to be the main attacking threats, while Evan Fournier could continue his impressive performances off the bench.
Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Training Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets are expected to stay with the same roster, given their form and the fact that they are missing several players.
Hayward’s injury means he won’t be available against his former team, with Miles Bridges set to step up in his absence. Meanwhile, Bismack Biyombo is fit to start in the middle, while Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier are expected to be the guard couple again.
The Hornets are the fringe favorites in this game, given the stuttering form the Boston Celtics have lately.
The Boston Celtics have underperformed despite having all of their big stars available in recent games. They struggled defensively and give too many easy buckets.
Additionally, the lack of offensive depth has also been an issue, although Fournier has produced several great performances off the bench since making his team debut.
The Boston Celtics are hoping Jaylen Brown is fit enough to feature and have all of their best stars available for this game. This includes players like Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, the latter having missed a number of games this season.
The Celtics are in a good position for the playoffs, but they’ll need a huge change in fortunes to reach the playoffs.
Charlotte Hornets’ scheduled lineup
Guard point – Devonte Graham l Shooting guard – Terry Rozier l Small before – Miles Bridges l Power Forward – PJ Washington l Center – Bismack Biyombo.
Scheduled Boston Celtics lineup
Guard point – Kemba Walker l Shooting guard – Marcus Smart l Small before – Jaylen Brown l Power Forward – Jayson Tatum l Center – Robert Williams.