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Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors

Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors

Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.” data-reactid=”13″ type=”text”>Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of Celtics-Raptors, which tips off Friday at 6 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Tommy have the call of the game at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics’ bigs-by-committee will be put to the test in Friday night’s home opener with arguably the best of the bunch out with an injury. 

Enes Kanter, who got the start in Boston’s 107-93 loss at Philadelphia, has been ruled out for Friday’s game against Toronto with what the team described as a left knee contusion. ” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>Veteran center Enes Kanter, who got the start in Boston’s 107-93 loss at Philadelphia, has been ruled out for Friday’s game against Toronto with what the team described as a left knee contusion. 

Following the loss to the Sixers, Kanter left the team’s locker room with a noticeable limp. 

Joel Embiid (15 points, 13 rebounds). However, Stevens also pointed out that the 6-foot-11 Kanter was banged up. ” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had praised Kanter for the job he did against Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (15 points, 13 rebounds). However, Stevens also pointed out that the 6-foot-11 Kanter was banged up. 

“Kanter was great,” Stevens said shortly after Wednesday night’s game. “He’s a little banged up. Obviously not good for us. But I thought he was great. He did a really good job in isolation (defensively) and allowed us to not always have to double.”

Marc Gasol an even more prominent part of their offensive attack knowing the Celtics will be without their top low-post scorer. ” data-reactid=”20″ type=”text”>Which brings us to Friday’s game against the Raptors, who will surely look to make Marc Gasol an even more prominent part of their offensive attack knowing the Celtics will be without their top low-post scorer. 

Daniel Theis, Robert Williams III and Vincent Poirier for his starting center. Theis and Williams started two preseason games apiece. ” data-reactid=”21″ type=”text”>Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will likely choose from Daniel Theis, Robert Williams III and Vincent Poirier for his starting center. Theis and Williams started two preseason games apiece. 

Romeo Langford (sore right knee).” data-reactid=”22″ type=”text”>Joining Kanter on the players who will be out with injuries on Friday, are rookies Tacko Fall (NBA concussion protocol) and Romeo Langford (sore right knee).

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Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston” data-reactid=”26″ type=”text”>Celtics injury report: Enes Kanter ruled out for Friday vs. Raptors originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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The Knicks vs. Nets Rivalry Is About to Reignite NYC

The Knicks vs. Nets Rivalry Is About to Reignite NYC

Although both teams started the season 0-1, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks look to take the first step towards the “Kings of NY” crown in New York City. Watch the video above to get hyped before tonight’s game.

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San Antonio hosts New York for season opener

San Antonio hosts New York for season opener

New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio; Wednesday, 8: 30 p.m. EDT

The San Antonio Spurs host the New York Knicks for the season opener.

San Antonio finished 48-34 overall with a 32-9 record at home during the 2018-19 season. The Spurs shot 47.8% from the field and 39.2% from 3-point range last season.

New York finished 11-41 in Eastern Conference play and 8-33 on the road in the 2018-19 season. The Knicks averaged 104.6 points per game while shooting 43.3% from the field and 34% from behind the arc last season.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Spurs Injuries: None listed.

Knicks Injuries: Mitchell Robinson: day to day (ankle), Taj Gibson: day to day (calf), Reggie Bullock: out (cervical disc herniation).

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Ex-Celtic Terry Rozier struggles in Hornets debut

Ex-Celtic Terry Rozier struggles in Hornets debut

Boston Celtics opened their season vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, Terry Rozier made his debut for the Charlotte Hornets against the Chicago Bulls.” As the Boston Celtics opened their season vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, Terry Rozier made his debut for the Charlotte Hornets against the Chicago Bulls.

It did not go well.

Kemba Walker in Charlotte, went 2-for-10 from the field (7 points) in 30 minutes and was benched in favor of Devonte Graham.” The former C’s guard, who signed a three year, $58 million contract to replace Kemba Walker in Charlotte, went 2-for-10 from the field (7 points) in 30 minutes and was benched in favor of Devonte Graham.

Graham fared much better than Rozier, going 7-for-9 (6-for-7 from 3-point range) and racking up 23 points with eight assists.

Making matters even worse for Rozier was his airball on a stepback 3-point attempt in the second quarter:

Terry Rozier Stepback Airball 3 pic.twitter.com/m6XUiKS8a4

— Gustavo Vega (@iamvega1982) October 23, 2019

Not ideal.

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Bulls take tunnel vision approach to Charlotte for opener vs. Hornets

Bulls take tunnel vision approach to Charlotte for opener vs. Hornets

The significance of his first opening night as head coach? Jim Boylen wasn’t biting.

Opening with four of five games against teams that didn’t make last season’s playoffs, including Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C.? Boylen steered clear of that.

Lauri Markkanen added a qualifier.” Addressing the goal stated on media day to make the playoffs? Lauri Markkanen added a qualifier.

“No promises,” he said. “But that’s the goal, for sure.”

The Bulls officially closed training camp Tuesday with a one-game-at-a-time and bunker mentality that would make any fan of clichés proud. They’re focused on the Hornets—and nothing of greater significance for now.

“We don’t talk about playoff team, non-playoff team. We’re talking about Charlotte,” Boylen said. “We’re going to play as hard as we can against Charlotte. That’s what we can control. And then we’ll move on.”

Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. are scheduled to start. Chandler Hutchison, who increased his on-court work but has yet to practice because of a hamstring issue, is the only injured player. Boylen said he’d announce his other inactive player besides Hutchison Wednesday.” Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. are scheduled to start. Chandler Hutchison, who increased his on-court work but has yet to practice because of a hamstring issue, is the only injured player. Boylen said he’d announce his other inactive player besides Hutchison Wednesday.

“I just want to help the team,” Boylen said, elaborating on the significance of his first opening night as head coach. “As a head coach, sometimes you help them and sometimes you let them help themselves. I want to be there for them, support them. Hopefully we honor our principles. We do our basics better, the best we can, and see what happens.”

Boylen wouldn’t touch the subject. But even with all four games against last season’s non-playoff teams coming on the road, getting off to a fast start is essential.

Beyond the fact it will continue the good vibes that began with a widely praised offseason and through voluntary September workouts, the Bulls are relatively healthy. And the close to their schedule offers some brutal tests, so building a cushion early would bolster playoff talk.

“That’s what we’re trying to do—start off strong,” Markkanen said. “That sets the pace for the rest of the year. We’re going one game at a time, but it’s really important for us to get these.”

Ja Morant on Friday. They will navigate the two-game trip following a preseason in which they played at a faster pace than last season and averaged 39.4 3-pointers per game. That ranked ninth in the league after finishing 27th with just 25.9 attempts last season.” The Bulls visit Memphis to face a rebuilding Grizzlies team and No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant on Friday. They will navigate the two-game trip following a preseason in which they played at a faster pace than last season and averaged 39.4 3-pointers per game. That ranked ninth in the league after finishing 27th with just 25.9 attempts last season.

“I think we get a ton of open looks,” Markkanen said. “I’ve had good looks and my teammates have as well. We’re playing unselfish basketball, sharing the ball, making the extra pass. I think it’s going to help us.”

Despite all the optimism and addition of 12-year veteran Thad Young, the Bulls remain young, the league’s second-youngest team behind the Suns. Questions about depth and defensive efficiency are legitimate.

The tests start for real Wednesday.

“I’ve seen a group of guys that want to do the right things,” Boylen said. “It’s a high character group. It’s a willing group. Our care factor is high and I expect for us to care for each other, play for each other, sacrifice for each other. I think we’ll do that well.”

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Bulls take tunnel vision approach to Charlotte for opener vs. Hornets originally appeared on NBC Sports ChicagoBulls take tunnel vision approach to Charlotte for opener vs. Hornets originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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