Celtics rest Gordon Hayward vs the Knicks
NBA.com Global on Oct 21, 2018 07:32 AM
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)
NBA.com staff report
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.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward experienced some general soreness in his ankle, so the medical team decided he should rest tonight. Says it’s nothing the team is “overly concerned about.”— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2018
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.