Hayward exploded for 27 points (10-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers. Hayward collected his eighth double-double through 45 appearances this season, and he's now just one away from matching his career high from back in 2013-14. The 29-year-old wing is having a superb campaign and continues to provide very well-rounded production combined with excellent efficiency.
Hayward totaled 24 points (9-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City. Hayward led the team in scoring and was the only Celtic to top 20 points on a night when Boston shot just 41.3 percent from the field. After missing the last two contests with a knee issue, Hayward played without restriction, seeing 38 minutes in a game that went down to the wire.
Coach Brad Stevens said Hayward (knee) would be available for Sunday's game against the Thunder without a minute restriction. Hayward's bruised right knee apparently checked out fine during the Celtics' shootaround earlier in the day, so he'll likely reclaim his spot in the starting five after a two-game absence. With Jaylen Brown (hamstring) sidelined for another contest, Hayward will likely rank as the Celtics' third option behind Jaysom Tatum and Kemba Walker during his most of his time on the court Sunday.
Hayward (knee) is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Thunder, Jay King of The Athletic reports. A bruised right knee has kept Hayward on the sideline over the Celtics' past two games, but it appears he's likely ready to make his return. More information may arrive following the Celtics' morning shootaround. It's possible Hayward will be on a minutes limit in his first game back.
Hayward (knee) won't play Friday against the Jazz, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. As expected, a bruised right knee will keep Hayward sidelined for a second straight game. In his absence, Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye are candidates to benefit from increased run. Hayward's next chance to take the court will come Sunday against Oklahoma City.
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