Terry Rozier. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Raptors are rolling and the Celtics, well, aren't.
Raps earned their 10th straight win last night in Indiana, but the C's have dropped three of five to fall five games back of first in the East with just 14 games left in the regular season.
Much of the problem, of course--injuries!
Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are out until at least next week, Daniel Theis is done for the year and, fortunately Al Horford and Kyrie Irving are on the team's two-game trip that opens tonight in Orlando after missing Wednesday's double-overtime loss to the Wizards. Horford's expected to play. Irving isn't.
Terry Rozier knows the C's just have to keep their heads above water.
"We got a lot of guys that can play," he said. "This is the NBA, there are a lot of opportunities for a lot of guys, and you just have to make the best of it. That's what we're looking to do."
Rozier's scored in double-figures each of his last 17 games and averaging 16 points during the run.
Celts have won two of three meetings with the Magic this year. Orlando's terrible--21-and-48, and losers of 12 of 15. Leading scorers Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon are hurt.
Tip-off tonight at 7.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports