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Celtics are without Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams vs the Cavaliers on the road tonight

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The Boston Celtics have had their fair share of struggles recently. In back-to-back games they’ve blown leads to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. Most importantly they are 1.5 games back from first place in the East. Tonight the Celtics are on the road in the second game of a back-to-back vs the Cavaliers. They will be without three starters tonight in Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams. 

Boston has are 6-4 in their last ten games, but have just one win in their last four played. That one win is against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Celtics will be heavily undermanned in their front-court rotation. Including their game tonight in Cleveland, the Celtics have 17 regular season games left in 2022-23.

Massachusetts Sports Betting sites have the Celtics at (+300) to win the Finals this season.

Celtics are without their starting SF, PF, and C tonight vs the Cavaliers

The only positive in this game for Boston is that Malcolm Brogdon will be returning to the lineup. That doesn’t help the fact that the Celtics will be without three of their top four rebounders tonight and that will hurt their presence on the glass.

Robert Williams is out with a hamstring injury and coach Joe Mazzulla said he’ll be out for the next 7-10 days. NBA veteran Al Horford (lower back stiffness) is out tonight along with Jayson Tatum who is simply listed as out. Role players are going to be relied upon a bit more heavily for Boston tonight.

Expect to see increased roles from Grant Williams, Luke Kornet, Blake Griffin, and even Mike Muscala tonight. The Cavaliers own a 2-1 season series advantage over the Celtics. Boston lost two games within a week of each other early in the season to Cleveland, but were able to secure a 117-113 win last Wednesday.

It will be a tough game on the road tonight for the Celtics as they come into the game undermanned. The games between Boston and Cleveland will start at 7:00pm EST.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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