Celtics to rest Al Horford, Jayson Tatum vs. Bulls

NBC Sports Boston Staff
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<p>The Boston Celtics have lost enough stars heading into the playoffs. They seem to be doing their best not to lose another.</p>

Celtics to rest Al Horford, Jayson Tatum vs. Bulls

The Boston Celtics have lost enough stars heading into the playoffs. They seem to be doing their best not to lose another.

The Boston Celtics have lost enough stars heading into the playoffs. They seem to be doing their best not to lose another.

Brad Stevens has elected to rest Al Horford and Jayson Tatum for Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls. Shane Larkin, however, will make his return from an illness. 

Gordon Hayward (ankle), Kyrie Irving (knee), Marcus Smart (hand) and Daniel Theis (knee) all remain out.

Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris figure to be a fixture in the Celtics' offensive efforts on Friday.

The Bulls (27-51) are 11th in the Eastern Conference. Perhaps the Celtics saw an opportunity to rest Horford and Tatum before they take on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. For now, the Wizards are slotted to be the Celtics' first-round opponent in the playoffs.

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