Celtics rest Gordon Hayward vs the Knicks

NBA.com Global on Oct 21, 2018 07:32 AM
Celtics rest Gordon Hayward vs the Knicks
FILE - Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward waves as he steps off the basketball court after speaking with members of the media and taking part in a photo shoot, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the team's practice facility, in Boston. Hayward is working his way back from a broken leg. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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The Celtics are resting forward Gordon Hayward on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) as Boston travels to face the New York Knicks, due to what the team calls left ankle recovery.

Hayward scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Boston's 113-101 loss to the Raptors.

Through two games, Hayward is averaging 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game. Hayward is shooting 40 percent from the field while trying to integrate with the Celtics after missing all of last season due to an ankle injury suffered on Opening Night.

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