The Boston Celtics are going to need to remain on track against the Western Conference. They've received a nice break in the meantime.
With the San Antonio Spurs next up to the plate following a recent win against Memphis, the Celtics have the benefit of missing out on a key contributor.
Rudy Gay is out with a sprained wrist.
Rudy Gay out w/sprained wrist.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 31, 2018
The Spurs just received good injury news with Pau Gasol returning but this takes San Antonio by surprise. In a tight Western Conference, the Spurs can't afford to miss out on any games.
Gay went down with a wrist injury during the Clippers and is considered day-to-day. On the season, Gay has been more than solid with 13.7 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and nearly a steal a game. This team goes as far as DeRozan and Aldridge take them, but they need role players like Gay to keep them afloat.
It's going to be easier for Christmas Kyrie