The Boston Celtics face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight on national TV when the 9-2 Celtics take on the 5-5 Lakers.
The Celtics, who have won 9 in a row after starting 0-2, will be without one of their key players as Al Horford will be out while being in the leagues concussion protocol
Al Horford will miss tonight’s game after entering the NBA’s concussion protocol. Horford’s first symptoms linking him to a possible concussion occurred this morning. Initially struck in the head on a foul called in the second quarter of Boston’s Nov. 6 contest at Atlanta.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 8, 2017
Without Horford, the Celtics shouldn’t have much of a problem with the Lakers, but Al has been a big part of this Celtics team contributing up and down the floor. Look for Marcus Morris to get some more minutes tonight as he has been eased into the lineup. The Celtics boast the leagues top defense in the league in points per game allowed, and still shouldn’t have a problem shutting down Lonzo Ball and the rest of the Lakers.