Celtics missing 6 (maybe 7) players for Wizards game

BOSTON - MARCH 11: Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving controls the ball during the first half. The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers in a regular season NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston on March 11, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics were without six players for their game against the Washington Wizards.

The team said Wednesday that Kyrie Irving will sit out with a sore left knee. Al Horford will miss his second straight game with an illness. Jaylen Brown remains in the concussion protocol. Marcus Smart sprained his right thumb and is listed as out. Daniel Theis tore a ligament in his left knee and is out for the rest of the season.

That’s on top of Gordon Hayward, who has been out since opening night with a broken ankle.

Jayson Tatum, who was listed as probable with tightness in his lower back, was able to play and started for the short-handed Celtics.

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