Celtics say Horford available to play vs. Pacers

Boston Celtics big man Al Horford, who had been questionable with an illness, was upgraded to available just before gametime for Wednesday night's first-round playoff game against the Indiana Pacers.

"He's going to try to give it a go," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Stevens said Horford told the team he felt sick Tuesday night. The coach said they were worried it was a 24- to 48-hour thing, but Horford said Wednesday morning he was feeling better.

He was not at shootaround, but arrived Wednesday night determined to play in Game 2 of the series at TD Garden.

Horford had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in Boston's Game 1 win on Sunday.