Ahead of the game that saw long-waylaid center Robert Williams III and starting point guard Kemba Walker return to action, both guard Marcus Smart and All-Star forward Jayson Tatum came down ill, with the latter missing the contest.
The game only piled on the misery with forward Gordon Hayward exiting the game in the second quarter with a contused knee and starting shooting guard Jaylen Brown pulling a hamstring in the loss.
– Keith Smith March 4, 2020
Hayward would downplay the injury after the game, with the Athletic’s Jay King reporting the Butler product didn’t seem concerned about the injury, and planned to take it day-by-day.
Kemba Walker will also miss the team’s game in Cleveland as Boston travels to that city for a road game against the Cavaliers, the UConn product still sitting for back-to-backs until further notice.