01/31/2023, 11:51 PM
Stuffs stat sheet in loss
Kabengele couldn't get his shot working from anywhere on the floor, as he made only 33.3 percent of his field-goal attempts. However, he managed to make up for it by swatting away a pair of shots while tying his season high with two steals.
01/31/2023, 10:05 PM
Grabs questionable tag Wednesday
Williams' status appears to be up in the air Wednesday after he missed Saturday's matchup versus the Lakers. The big man has periodically missed games since returning from a lengthy absence early in the season, but he hasn't missed consecutive contests since making his season debut in mid-December. Still, it will be worth monitoring Williams' status leading up to the 7:30 p.m. ET tipoff.
01/31/2023, 9:38 PM
Uncertain to play before break
Back on Jan. 24, Smart said he was hopeful to return from the sprained right ankle in 1-to-2 weeks, but just seven days later, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year spoke less optimistically about his health. Given that he has yet to resume any on-court work, Smart no longer appears poised to return within the two-week estimate he initially provided, and unless he's able to show tangible improvement in his recovery over the next handful of days, the Celtics could choose to err on the side of caution and keep him sidelined through the mid-February break. Smart's ongoing absence should continue to open up a few extra minutes each for Derrick White, Malcolm Brogdon and Grant Williams.