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Celtics' Kemba Walker available to play tonight vs. Nets

Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker will be back in the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets tonight (7 ET, ESPN), the team announced.

Both Walker and center Daniel Theis will play, but former Celtics guard and current Nets star Kyrie Irving remains out. The Nets announced last week that Irving would miss his first return game to Boston because of a shoulder impingement.

Walker was listed as probable for the game as of Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning, the Celtics said via Twitter that Walker feels good and has no issues with his head or neck.

Walker missed Monday’s contest in Sacramento after suffering a neck sprain against the Denver Nuggets over the weekend. The injury initially appeared to be severe as Walker had to be carried off the court in a stretcher following a collision with teammate Semi Ojeleye.

Walker is averaging a team-leading 21.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in his first season with Boston.