Celtics vs. Heat injuries: Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown won't play for Boston


The Boston Celtics will be shorthanded again Wednesday night when they take on the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Veteran forward Marcus Morris (left knee soreness) is out. Third-year forward Jaylen Brown (lower back spasms) also will not play. Brown missed Monday night's win over the Heat as well.

Wednesday's game in Miami is very important for both teams.

The Celtics still are pushing for homecourt advantage in the first round of the 2019 NBA playoffs, and they enter the night with a slim lead (tiebreaker advantage) over the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Heat have a 0.5-game lead over the Orlando Magic for the eighth and final playoff berth in the East.

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