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Boston Celtics to be without Al Horford, Marcus Smart against LA Clippers

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The Boston Celtics will be without two key pieces as they face the LA Clippers (10:30 ET, ESPN) and try to end a four-game losing streak.

Al Horford is still recovering from an incidental shot to the face from Lakers rookie Josh Hart on Tuesday. The Celtics said he did not suffer a concussion, but they are holding him out for further observation,.

Guard Marcus Smart is also out after suffering a laceration to his shooting hand at the team hotel Wednesday afternoon. Coach Brad Stevens said Smart needed stitches for the injury, but it “doesn’t sound like a long-term injury.”