Kudos to those who find the motivation to watch Sunday’s Celtics game.
Boston will visit the Knicks in a matchup that means absolutely nothing to Brad Stevens and Co. New York, currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, still has seeding to play for in the regular-season finale, but Boston is locked into the seventh seed and a spot in the play-in tournament.
Furthermore, a whopping seven Celtics players, including Jayson Tatum, will sit out the contest due to various injuries.
Check out this lengthy inactive list:
The Celtics on Tuesday will play against either the Charlotte Hornets or the Washington Wizards (the two teams play each other Sunday) in their play-in tourney opener. If Boston wins, it will be locked into the seventh seed and won’t have to play again, while a loss would force the Celtics to play again Thursday.