Celtics Notebook: Winning Continues Despite Injuriesby Patrick Mulligan March 22, 2018 0 comments
The Celtics started a two-game road trip in Orlando with a 92-83 win over the Magic. Terry Rozier and Greg Monroe each had 17 points for Boston while Shelvin Mack had 16 points for the Magic.
Next Boston traveled to New Orleans for a matchup with the Pelicans. Jayson Tatum’s 23 points were not enough as Anthony Davis scored 34 and the Pelicans won 108-89.
The Celtics returned home to Boston to face the Thunder and came away with a 100-99 victory after a game-winning three from Marcus Morris. Tatum had 23 points for Boston while Russell Westbrook had 27 points for Oklahoma City.
Marcus Smart rehabbing injured hand
Celtics guard Marcus Smart’s thumb surgery was successful, and he has begun the process of rehabbing the injury.
The initial timeline for Smart’s return to the lineup is somewhere between six and eight weeks after the surgery. Smart told reporters on Monday that he is only participating in cardio exercises, and he hopes to get back to upper-body exercises soon.
“My biggest concern was getting this fixed and being ready for whenever I come back,” Smart said.
Morris fined by NBA
Celtics forward Marcus Morris was fined $15,000 after the team’s matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans for “verbally abusing an official”. Morris received a technical foul during the game and was later fined for his confrontation with a referee.
Next 7 Days at a Glance
Friday, March 23 at 10 p.m. @ Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. @ Sacramento Kings
Monday, March 26 at 10 p.m. @ Phoenix Suns
Wednesday, March 28 at 9:30 p.m. @ Utah Jazz