The Celtics eight-game winning streak hasn’t been just about the team’s strong play, but also Boston’s ability to post the best record in the NBA despite dealing with a rash of injuries.
And the injuries didn’t stop when the Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 116-106, on Monday as Daniel Theis sprained the pinky finger on his right hand in the win and is now listed as doubtful for the C’s Wednesday night tilt versus the Washington Wizards at TD Garden.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs. Washington:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 12, 2019
Javonte Green (sore right hip) - PROBABLE
Gordon Hayward (left hand fracture) - OUT
Daniel Theis (sprained little finger, right hand) - DOUBTFUL
Theis suffered the injury early in the contest against the Mavs as he appeared to jam his finger. Theis did have to exit the game, but only briefly and finished the contest with 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the floor along with five rebounds and three assists. Most impressively, Theis posted a game-high plus-27 mark in his 22 minutes of play.
With the C’s likely holding out Theis when the Wizards come to town and with Enes Kanter, who played just six minutes versus the Mavs, being brought back slowly, it could open the door to a heavy workload for Robert Williams III.
Javonte Green, who scored nine points off the bench in 13 minutes in Boston’s latest win, was the only other newcomer to the injury report, but he was listed as probable with a sore right hip.