Al Horford Looks Unlikely to Play for Celtics in Game 2 Due to COVID-19

Al Horford Looks Unlikely to Play for Celtics in Game 2 Due to COVID-19
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
May 19th 2023

The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are set to play the second of a seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series tomorrow night, but the Celtics make find themselves without star Center Al Horford for the second game in a row.

The Celtics were extremely shorthanded in Game 1 of the ECF, as guard Marcus Smart and center Al Horford were both unavailable to play. Smart because of a foot sprain, but Horford because of COVID-19 protocols.

It was unclear as to whether or not Horford tested positive, but reports have recently surfaced of several Celtics staff members testing positive over the last few days, so the concern is growing.

If Horford did indeed test positive, the earliest he would be able to play is Game 4, which is set for Monday, May 23rd. Game 2 of the series is set to tip-off tomorrow, May 19th, at 8:30 PM EST.

If you were planning on placing some bets on this series, I would definitely keep an eye on this whole covid situation as it unfolds. You’ll be able to place NBA bets on Michigan Online Casinos such as BetMGM and DraftKings Sportsbook.

New Jersey Nets fans may want to bet on the Celtics' demise, and they can do so by visiting any of the New Jersey Online Casinos available.

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Frank Weber
Frank Weber
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Frank Weber is a sports & gaming writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and years of experience in the gambling world. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC - he even collects sports cards and memorabilia! In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his (soon to be won) bets!

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