Celtics say Gordon Hayward out six weeks after hand surgery

Ruben Hill
November 12, 2019

Life without Gordon Hayward, who broke his hand on Saturday, begins for Boston.

Boston played its first game without forward Gordon Hayward, who will miss six weeks after surgery to fix a fracture in his left hand.

Dallas started the game essentially shooting at a backboard with no rim, scoring only 7 points in the first six minutes of the game. The Celtics announced the results during the first quarter of their 116-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. Maxi Kleber experienced 15 details with eight boards.

"Porzingis had a tough night". But Walker said after the game he just got a stinger and wouldn't be undergoing any more treatment than he normally would following the game.

Porzingis took a lot of blame for the loss. "The older we get as we go through this process, we're getting older - me, [Tatum], guys that's been here, Smart".

The Celtics released a statement during the opening quarter that said Hayward had surgery Monday to fix a fracture in his non-shooting hand. He was injured during their previous game in San Antonio when he collided with LaMarcus Aldridge as the Spurs' big man set a screen. Boston responded with an 8-4 stretch, forging ahead for good on a Walker 3-pointer with 5:22 remaining.

Walker nailed his three huge pictures from outside of the arc in a span of one: 09 in the course of the run. The Mavericks held a 92-90 edge prior to Walker took about.

The teams were being tied at halftime just before Boston opened the second 50 percent with a 15-three surge. Smart started the run with a 3 from the right corner. Walker and Brown included 3s on consecutive belongings. Doncic has been the Mavericks' leading scorer in seven of their nine games this season.

Dallas finished 33-49 overall in the 2018-19 season while going 9-32 on the road. "He was (struggling), but you know this is what happens to great players", Doncic said. "They have a bad night". So expect, I think, the next game he's going to have at least 30 points.

Dallas fought back hard throughout the second quarter, which is what it took just to erase the four-point deficit.

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