While there possess been completely positives to form off of in Saturday evening’s 96 – 95 dwelling loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, an apparent leg injury to broken-down guard Marcus Neat took the wind out of the Celtics as the Texan went down with what’s before all the pieces being referred to as a calf stress within the fourth quarter.
Boston managed a exasperated gradual rally within the assist of wide name forward Jayson Tatum that assign the Celtics up to purchase a make a choice gradual, but point guard Kemba Walker’s tough-shooting evening (1-of-12 total and zero-of-5 from 3) did no longer reinforce on his closing strive, and Los Angeles ended up assist within the make a choice column as a outcome. Boston remains within the form of tear every crew would assume to steer skedaddle of, and with two enjoy-targets made by Robert Williams III and Daniel Theis, it’s demanding no longer to be pissed off.
Brad Stevens on Kemba Walker: “We’re utilizing Kemba. He’s a in actuality factual player who in actuality cares about his crew and in actuality wants to be a factor of something special… In most cases, it’s no longer your evening. Extra ceaselessly than no longer, it’s his evening. We cling strongly in him.” pic.twitter.com/zxZG2bWSAM
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) January 31, 2021
Time Lord and Theis did possess solid outings in spite of the self-inflicted wounds with 10 and 14 substances respectively, and the Celtics’ twin flit stars of Tatum (30 substances, 9 rebounds) and Jaylen Brown (28 substances) were with reference to satisfactory to reach away with the make a choice.
Now, the crew awaits be conscious on Neat’s injury, with the Flower Mound native reportedly getting an MRI on Sunday.
“To possess him drag down within the route of a sport fancy that,” said Brown after the game, “had every person concerned. With any luck the MRI is negative, and we catch some wins on the aspect road.”