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Celtics' Bruno Fernando: Good off bench
Fernando logged 12 points (6-9 FG), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 20 minutes during a 130-129 loss Wednesday against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Fernando is the Maine Celtics' second center on their depth chart. But despite playing behind Luke Kornet, he logged serviceable averages -- 11.0 points and 8.3 rebounds -- across his last three G League games.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Sam Hauser: Scores 26 points
Hauser logged 26 points (10-18 FG, 6-14 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes during a 142-117 win Saturday against the Westchester Knicks.
Hauser has been the Maine Celtics' most reliable scorer this month. He is averaging 20.8 points across six G League matchups. Aaron Nesmith remains the only Maine Celtics player who has a better scoring average, but he has not played multiple games as Hauser has.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Grant Williams: Scores 10 off bench
Williams closed Sunday's 116-87 win over Washington with 10 points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block over 22 minutes.
Williams is quietly in the midst of a solid four-game stretch, averaging 9.8 points on 50.0 percent shooting while connecting on multiple threes in each game. Most Celtics took a backseat to Jayson Tatum (51 points, 18-28 FG) on Sunday, while Williams remains nothing more than a rotation piece at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Solid across the board in win
Smart logged 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, six assists and four steals across 31 minutes during Sunday's 116-87 victory over Washington.
Smart let Jayson Tatum (51 points) do the heavy lifting, but he still logged a team-high plus-36 in the box score himself. Smart has also racked up nine steals over his previous three games. Smart looked fresh in his return from COVID-19 protocols and will look to keep producing Tuesday against the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Detonates for 50
Tatum logged 51 points (18-28 FG, 9-14 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds and seven assists across 33 minutes during Sunday's 116-87 win over Washington.
Tatum went nuclear Sunday, joining Damian Lillard, James Harden and Jamal Murray as the only players in NBA history with a 50/10/5 game featuring at least nine threes. He accompanied this astounding line with one turnover. Tatum is an offensive dynamo and a boom candidate Tuesday against Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Dennis Schroder: Shifts back to bench
Schroder will come off the bench Sunday against the Wizards, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
The 28-year-old averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.5 minutes as a starter over the past six games, but Marcus Smart (conditioning) will make his return from the COVID-19 protocols Sunday. Schroder has put up 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists when coming off the bench this season.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Won't have minutes limited
Smart (conditioning) won't face a minutes limit during Sunday's contest against the Wizards, John Karalis of the Boston Sports Journal reports.
Smart will be available for the first time since Jan. 10 (six games), but he won't face any restrictions. In six games before his absence, the veteran guard averaged 15.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.5 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Good to go Sunday
Smart (conditioning) is listed as available for Sunday's game against the Wizards.
As expected, Smart will return following a six-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols and conditioning issues. He may be on a minutes limit given the long layoff. Before landing in protocols, he had scored in double digits in seven straight games.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Will be available Sunday
Nesmith (ankle) is listed as available for Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Nesmith missed the Celtics' last two contests with the ankle injury, but as expected, he will be available Sunday. However, even when healthy, he's been on the fringes of Boston's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Brodric Thomas: Logs 21 points, five assists
Thomas logged 21 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five assists, four rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes during a 111-97 win Wednesday against the Windy City Bulls.
The Boston Celtics assigned Thomas to their G League team recently. He's logged 33 points and 13 assists across two games since returning to action for the Maine affiliate.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Probable Sunday
Nesmith (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Nesmith has been unavailable for each of the last two games due to a right ankle sprain, but he'll likely be able to suit up Sunday. However, he's been on the fringes of Boston's rotation when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Expected to return Sunday
Smart (conditioning) is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Wizards.
Smart is expected to return following a six-game absence. He may be on a minutes limit given the long layoff. Before landing in protocols, he had scored in double digits in seven straight games.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aaron Nesmith: Out Friday
Nesmith (ankle) is out for Friday's matchup against the Trail Blazers.
Nesmith and Marcus Smart (conditioning) both remain out. Their next chance to play arrives Sunday against the Wizards.... See More ... See Less
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