The Celtics will be very shorthanded against the Heat on Tuesday

Barry Chin/Globe Staff
This is the third COVID-related absence for Al Horford (left).

The Celtics will be without four key players on Tuesday night as they take on the Heat in Miami.

Jaylen Brown is taking a day off to manage his right adductor strain. Al Horford will miss the game with lower back stiffness. Marcus Smart is out for the second consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. Malcolm Brogdon is out for personal reasons.

Danilo Gallinari, who is recovering from a torn ACL, is also listed as out.

The Celtics are coming off a 113-98 loss to the Orlando Magic, which snapped Boston’s NBA-best nine-game win streak Monday night.

The Heat have won five of their last seven games, including a pair of wins against Milwaukee.

Miami will be without Nikola Jovic [lower back], Duncan Robinson [finger], and Omer Yurtseven [ankle].


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