“We’re learning how we’re going to finish games. So, for us, we have to take it as a good thing. Now we’re just growing and then, eventually, we’ll get good at that area and be able to take care of it.”
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told his players to stay positive as they look toward Minnesota. “A young player in the league – you lose a player like that by not playing or not getting any minutes in the rotation.
Minnesota finished the weekend with eight players in protocols, including Russell, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns. In their most recent game, they played without Juancho Hernangomez, Justin Jackson, C.J. Miles, Josh Richardson, Grant Williams and others – all of whom were in health and safety protocols.