Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps The Celtics have upgraded Al Horford to questionable for tonight’s game. He was upgraded to doubtful last night. This raises the real possibility Horford could exit the NBA’s health and safety protocols and return for tonight’s game. – 12:58 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Al Horford has been upgraded to questionable. Ime Udoka said they were waiting on testing results today hoping that would allow him to clear the protocol. Needs 2 negative tests. – 12:58 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach Al Horford needs negative PCR tests yesterday and today to clear protocols for Game 2, so the possibility he might be available tonight means a) he returned a negative test yesterday or b) the Celtics have also yet to receive yesterday’s results. – 12:45 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Ime Udoka says he’s good now, Al Horford is still doubtful until testing results comeback later, Marcus Smart still had to test his foot out pregame, and Derrick White is having a baby. “Came sooner than expected, but we support our guys as always in that situation.” – 11:55 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang Celtics injury report for Game 2: Sam Hauser – Right Shoulder Instability Episode – OUT Al Horford – Health & Safety Protocols – DOUBTFUL Marcus Smart – Right Mid-Foot Sprain – PROBABLE – 5:26 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat Celtics’ updated injury report for Thursday’s Game 2 at Heat: Sam Hauser (right shoulder instability episode) – OUT Al Horford (Health & Safety Protocols) – DOUBTFUL Marcus Smart (right mid-foot sprain) – PROBABLE – 5:08 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine The Celtics say Al Horford (health and safety protocols) is doubtful for Game 2 against Miami while listing Marcus Smart (right mid-foot sprain) as PROBABLE. – 5:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA Celtics Injury Report for Game 2 vs Miami: Sam Hauser – Right Shoulder Instability Episode – OUT Al Horford – Health & Safety Protocols – DOUBTFUL Marcus Smart – Right Mid-Foot Sprain – PROBABLE – 5:07 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA Erik Spoelstra on illness starting to affect availability in this series with Horford in protocol and Udoka sick: “It’s really disappointing. Every time you think it’s behind us, it’s not and it’s really frustrating for us. You don’t want to see it on both sides.” – 1:45 PM
The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Paige Pearson said. As news of the accident spread, a vigil was held Sunday night at Glen Allen High School, where Budzinski was a rising senior and played soccer and other sports.
Ian Poulter has controversially been reinstated in this week’s Scottish Open after lawyers were successful in overturning his and two other players’ bans from the DP World Tour for appearing on the Saudi rebel circuit.