While Derrick White is unavailable, another Celtics’ starter whose status was in question is in the lineup for Monday’s game vs. the Timberwolves. While Derrick White is unavailable, another Celtics’ starter whose status was in question is in the lineup for Monday’s game vs. the Timberwolves.
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As the Boston Celtics aim to remain the NBA’s last unbeaten team and improve their record to 6-0 to start the season, the latest developments for them on the health front will go a long way toward that goal.
While Derrick White will miss his second-straight game after his family welcomed its second child, the injury scare that threatened Kristaps Porzingis’ availability will not keep him out of the lineup for Monday’s matchup vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The seven-foot-three center has a right eye sty, and his absence would’ve meant a heavy workload for Al Horford against Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert after playing 30 minutes in Saturday’s 124-114 win over the Brooklyn Nets and two days before facing Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Celtics will also have Oshae Brissett, previously considered questionable due to a left thumb sprain, for Monday’s tilt against the Timberwolves.
As previously reported, center Neemias Queta will miss his fourth-straight game because of right foot injury management.
Tip-off at Target Center is at 8:00 p.m. EST. Inside The Celtics will have content related to the matchup before, during, and afterward. Follow @BobbyKrivitsky on Twitter for updates and analysis from pregame to post.