How’s this for irony? For the primary time this season and never since March eighth final yr, TD Backyard will open its doorways to a full capability crowd for Recreation 4 between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. Sadly, the house crew gained’t precisely be fielding a full roster.
In line with the team’s official injury report heading into Sunday, the Celtics listing Kemba Walker as questionable with a “left knee medial bone bruise” and Robert Williams as uncertain with a “left ankle sprain.”
Walker suffered the harm in Recreation 2 and gutted out 34 minutes in Recreation 3. He was visibly favoring his knee all Friday night time and clearly affected his capturing. Kemba completed with simply six factors on 3-for-14 capturing.
Williams has been nursing left turf toe because the finish of the common season and now it seems like a sprained ankle in the identical foot will hold him out of Recreation 4. He solely performed six minutes within the first quarter Friday night time. Stevens has referred to him because the “wild card” of the sequence.
“Rob’s uncertain,” Brad Stevens said after practice on Saturday. “He in all probability gained’t do something within the morning and see how he feels as we get nearer to sport time. However you noticed him final night time, even in his stint, I assumed he regarded fairly restricted. We’re hopeful to have everyone accessible, however at the very least in Rob’s case I’d say that’s in all probability uncertain.”
Already down Jaylen Brown for the remainder of the yr, perhaps it’s not irony, however simply the bittersweet actuality of 2020-2021.