Marcus Good leaves early in Celtics win over Spurs because of knee contusion

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Boston Celtics’ Marcus Good performs in opposition to the Orlando Magic throughout the first half on an NBA basketball recreation, Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photograph/Michael Dwyer)

Boston Celtics level man Marcus Good took a untimely exit on the staff’s 121-116 Saturday victory over the San Antonio Spurs because of a left knee contusion

In lower than eight minutes left within the third interval, Good made an effort to battle Zach Collins’ exhausting transferring display screen, wherein the reigning Defensive Participant of the 12 months fell to the bottom as a result of exhausting collision. Collins was assessed with an offensive foul, whereas Good was assisted to stand up and was hobbling in ache.

As he went to the locker room, Good was ultimately introduced unavailable to return – ending with 5 factors, 4 assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes in opposition to the Spurs.

Per Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Good’s x-rays got here again unfavourable.

“Yeah I’m strolling,” Good stated. “Nevertheless it’s a sluggish stroll.”

Stepping as much as fill the void left by Good, Malcolm Brogdon was enormous coming off the bench, registering 23 factors, seven assists and two boards. Jayson Tatum led the methods for the Cs along with his 34 markers and 4 boards.

Boston now climbs to 28-12 as they may head again dwelling from a prolonged street journey to face the Chicago Bulls subsequent Monday.