The Boston Celtics will likely be with out certainly one of their key gamers in Tuesday night time’s much-anticipated sport towards the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Backyard.
Newly acquired wing Evan Fournier won’t play because of the NBA’s well being and security protocols, the C’s introduced Tuesday morning. Veteran heart Tristan Thomson is also out because of put up well being and security protocols reconditioning.
That is the second time in six video games with the Celtics that Fournier has been dominated out due to the well being and security protocols.
After a tough first two video games with the C’s, Fournier has supplied a much-needed scoring increase off the bench with 23 factors in a win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night time and 17 factors in a win towards the Charlotte Hornets on Easter Sunday.
Fournier was acquired by the Celtics in a take care of the Orlando Magic on commerce deadline day final month.
The Celtics are 0-2 versus the Sixers this season, with each losses coming in Philadelphia again in January. Tuesday night time’s sport is the ultimate matchup between these rivals within the common season.