Coach Frank Vogel, including several Pacers (53-25) like David West, Paul George and Mahinmi, spoke in the same tenor after the game. The story: (Roy) Hibbert did not play the entire second half against a potential playoff foe because he looked drained and the Hawks presented a bad matchup.
“I considered resting Roy before tonight’s game because he looks worn down, he’s a 7-2 player that’s played every game this year, which is very rare,” Vogel said. “He looks to me to be worn down. He’s giving good effort, but he looks to me to be worn down.”
Sources: Steph Curry to Undergo MRI After Exiting Game with Left Knee Injury
Golden State’s Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Celtics to Petition NBA for Hardship Exemption
With Kyrie Irving joining Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and, of course, Gordon Hayward on the shelf for a while due to injury, source says the Celtics will petition with the NBA for a Hardship Exemption. If granted, Boston will be able to add an additional player to the roster.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2018
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Celtics’ Irving to Undergo Procedure on Left Knee
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The procedure is described as minimally invasive, to relieve irritation. Further information will be provided following the procedure.
Source: Boston Celtics