Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward won’t play in Saturday night’s game against the New York Knicks as the team manages his comeback from last season’s broken left ankle.
The Celtics said Hayward won’t play against the Knicks in the second game of a back-to-back. Boston lost to the Toronto Raptors on Friday.
Hayward scored 14 points in 24 minutes against the Raptors.
“I felt like I found a little bit of rhythm there in the second half,” Hayward told reporters after the game. “It was a good start for me. Each game will be progress.”
Hayward is averaging 12 points on 10-of-25 shooting in his first two games. He admits that he is searching for his comfort level.
“There’s times where it still feels like I’m not playing like myself. I’m thinking too much out there,” Hayward said. “I felt like I was doing that in the first half a little bit.”
Hayward is expected back in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic.
(Field Level Media)