Yabusele scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in addition to five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 110-97 win over the Nets.
Yabusele got the starting nod with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris all resting. He came through with a rather well-rounded line for the night, finishing second on the team in scoring while chipping in some useful defensive stats. Yabusele should play a minuscule role during the playoffs, when the team's full complement of frontcourt options are available.
Yabusele (knee) will play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets and will start at power forward, Sean Grande of the Boston Sports Journal reports.
Yabusele missed the last two games with a lingering knee injury, but was able to go through pregame warmups Wednesday without issue and has now been cleared for a return. With the Celtics opting to rest Al Horford and Jayson Tatum in the frontcourt, Yabusele will get the call to join the top unit and should be in line for an extended workload to close out the regular season.
Yabusele (knee) who was expected to be out for the regular season, has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's season finale against the Nets.
It seemed likely the team would opt to sit Yabusele, who is dealing with a knee injury, until the postseason. But, he's apparently recovered faster than expected and could end up seeing the floor. More information should arrive closer to tipoff.
Though Yabusele's MRI came back clean, he's apparently still experiencing significant discomfort. So, the team will opt to rest him for the final two games of the regular season in hopes he'll be ready for the playoffs.
Yabusele (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hawks, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Yabusele saw his most extensive playing time of the season Friday with Al Horford (rest) out of the lineup, posting six points, six rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 25 minutes. However, it appears he may have tweaked his knee a bit and will now sit out as a precautionary measure Sunday. According to Jay King of MassLive.com, an MRI on the knee came back clean, so there's a chance Yabuseles is able to return ahead of the Celtics' back-to-back set Tuesday and Wednesday to close out the regular season.
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