Center Nenad Krstic will play for the Celtics tonight after suffering a right knee bruise last week. He will come off the bench.
Troy Murphy is also available for the Celtics in tonight’s game, though it’s not known how much he might play. Doc Rivers said before the game that a starting role for Jermaine O’Neal might not be a short-term thing even with Krstic back. He also hinted at a longer timetable for Shaquille O’Neal’s return, saying Shaq’s return this weekend was no guarantee.