Boston without a pair of big men Monday against Timberwolves

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics will be without forwards Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger for their game against Minnesota.

Coach Brad Stevens says the 6-foot-9 Johnson will ''continue to rest it.'' He has been struggling with plantar fasciitis.

The coach also says Sullinger has ''some back spasms.''

David Lee and Kelly Olynyk are expected to start Monday night.

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