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Celtics' Aron Baynes: Listed as questionable Monday
Baynes (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Baynes missed Saturday's win over the Bulls after suffering a sprained left ankle earlier in the week. His status should clear up closer to tipoff; if he's unable to play, Daniel Theis could benefit from an expanded role.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Al Horford: Questionable Monday
Horford (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
After missing Saturday's game with left knee soreness, Horford is officially listed as questionable for the game against the Pelicans on Monday. Center Aron Baynes is also listed as questionable due to a left ankle sprain so if neither can play Monday, Daniel Theis may be in line for a spot start.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Hot shooting continues
Tatum finished with 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-4 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes Saturday in the Celtics' 133-77 triumph over the Bulls.
Tatum was one of several Celtics players to turn in highly efficient shooting on a night when Boston handed Chicago its worst lost in franchise history. After a down start to the campaign, Tatum has found his shooting touch over the past 14 contests. He's converted at a 51.4 percent clip from the field and 48.5 percent rate from downtown while scoring no fewer than 10 points in any of those contests.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' P.J. Dozier: Scores 34 in triple-OT loss
Dozier produced 34 points (13-26 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-9 FT), six rebounds, eight assists, one block, one steal and 10 turnovers across 43 minutes in Saturday's 119-118 triple overtime road loss to the Herd.
Dozier was unable to prevent the Wisconsin Herd from snapping their 11 game losing streak. While the stats were impressive, his 10 turnovers were costly. Dozier is the Red Claws' unquestioned leader now that Walter Lemon has been released. The second-year South Carolina product will continue to shine in a rematch with the Herd in Maine on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Brad Wanamaker: Plays seven minutes in blowout win
Wanamaker delivered four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and two assists over seven minutes in Saturday's 133-77 blowout win in Chicago.
All of Wanamaker's minutes occurred when this game was well in hand for the Celtics. The 29 year-old veteran is generally an insurance policy for this very deep Boston roster. He's averaging only 6 minutes per game and is still looking up at Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart on the Celtic point guard depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Marcus Morris: Posts 12-9-2 in win
Morris posted 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one steal across 25 minutes in Saturday's 133-77 blowout road win over Chicago.
Saturday marked Morris' seventh start of the season. With Aron Baynes out (ankle), Boston was looking to Morris and Daniel Theis to play extra minutes. But then the blowout nature of the game allowed coach Brad Stevens to give his deeper reserves more run. Boston now returns home, hoping to continue their five game winning streak Monday versus the Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Guerschon Yabusele: Set for extended absence
Coach Brad Stevens said Yabusele suffered "bad" ankle sprain and "will be out a while," A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Yabusele suffered the injury going for a block during the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over the Bulls. While the soon-to-be 23-year-old avoided a fracture, he's still expected to miss an extended period of time given the severity of the sprain. He was averaging just 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds across 5.4 minutes per game prior to injuring himself.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Terry Rozier: Nice production in thumping
Rozier tallied 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), eight rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 25 minutes during Saturday's 133-77 victory over Chicago.
This game was basically over before it began which allowed Rozier to see some additional playing time. He actually saw more playing time that Kyrie Irving in this one which was the case for most of the starters. Rozier certainly has the ability to put up numbers when given the opportunity. The problem is that playing behind Irving, that opportunity comes quite infrequently.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Scores team-high 23 points Saturday
Brown had 23 points (8-11 Fg, 3-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 28 minutes during Saturday's 133-77 victory over the Bulls.
Brown topped his season-high 21 points from Thursday, dropping 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting Saturday. Brown has returned from injury and looked great despite coming off the bench. Keep in mind he has come up against the Knicks and the Bulls and so production is somewhat magnified. The Celtics will face the Pelicans on Monday in what should be a much closer game.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Daniel Theis: Blows up Saturday
Theis finished with 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 133-77 victory over the Bulls.
Theis was given the starting nod, replacing Al Horford (knee) who was ruled out earlier in the day. He took advantage of the situation posting season-high numbers across the board. The game was an embarrassment which certainly helped his case. If Horford is forced to miss additional time, Theis could be worth a speculative add to see what happens. Just keep in mind he won't be playing the Bulls every night.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Daniel Theis: Listed as starter
Theis is listed as the starting center Saturday against the Bulls, Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston reports.
With Al Horford (knee) and Aron Baynes (ankle) out, the Celtics are very thin in the frontcourt. Theis has only seen double-digit minutes eight times this season, averaging 7.9 points, 3.8 boards and 1.3 assists across 15.8 minutes in those tilts.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Al Horford: Out Saturday
Horford (knee) is out Saturday against the Bulls, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
With Horford and Baynes (ankle) out, the Celtics will be thin on the frontline. Daniel Theis should see an expanded role as a result.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Al Horford: Questionable Saturday
Horford is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls due to a sore left knee, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
The issue doesn't look to be anything serious, but the Celtics have been cautious with Horford's workload of late. He was held out of a game against the Cavaliers at the end of last month for rest purposes, and while he's played in each of the last two contests, the veteran is apparently still bothered by his knee. In Thursday's win over the Knicks, Horford played 28 minutes and finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and four blocks.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Aron Baynes: Out Saturday
Baynes (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Bulls, Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston reports.
No surprise here, as Baynes was considered doubtful heading into the game. Daniel Theis will likely benefit the most in his absence. The big man's next chance to return will be Monday against the Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Kyrie Irving: Not on injury report for Saturday
Irving (shoulder) is not listed on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Bulls.
Irving suffered a minor shoulder injury towards the end of Thursday's blowout victory over the Knicks and was see icing it on the bench in the final seconds. However, it looks like it won't cause Irving to miss anytime given his absence from the injury report. If there is an update needed on Irving's health, it will likely come following the team's shootaround Saturday morning.... See More ... See Less