5 Celtics players out for Tuesday’s clash with Heat

The Boston Celtics will remain short-handed, as they travel to Miami to take on the Heat on Tuesday night.

Five players will miss tonight’s game for the visitors, as Jaylen Brown (adductor), Malcolm Brogdon (personal reasons), Danilo Gallinari (knee; ACL surgery), Marcus Smart (ankle) and Al Horford (low back) have been ruled out for the contest.

On the other hand, the Heat will have a full roster available. Nikola Jovic (lower back), Duncan Robinson (finger) and Omer Yurtseven (ankle) remain out long-term for Miami.

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Boston is coming off a road loss to the Orlando Magic on Monday (98-113), which put an end to their nine-game winning streak. Yet, they stayed on top of the East at an NBA-best 35-13. Meanwhile, the Heat are sixth at 26-22, nine games behind the Celtics.

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