For the second time in a week, D’Angelo Russell’s night was cut short by injury.
With 3:10 remaining in the first half against the Denver Nuggets, Russell cut left to defend a pass and rolled his right ankle. He writhed on the ground before being helped off the floor by teammates Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN