#NEBHInjuryReport Jayson Tatum will not play tonight, per Brad Stevens. Coach says he is not concerned with the injury and adds that Tatum will travel to Milwaukee.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 15, 2020
Tatum has been an iron man through his first three seasons in the league, missing time pretty much only for end-of-year rest before the playoffs. Yesterday, it was revealed that Tatum would be questionable for tonight’s matchup, but now he’s been ruled out entirely. This does not appear to be a serious injury, and the news that Tatum will travel to Milwaukee for the second night of the back-to-back is very encouraging.
In Tatum’s last outing against the Chicago Bulls, he posted 21 points and 6 rebounds as the Celtics won handily 113-101. This came on the heels of his career-high two nights prior against the New Orleans Pelicans in which he posted 41 points. Tatum is finally back to putting together a good stretch of finishing well at the rim and shooting efficiently, and he’ll look to continue that hopefully tomorrow as the Celtics challenge the league-best Milwaukee Bucks on the road.
Robert Williams III continues to be out as he rehabs from a bone edema in his hip. Daniel Theis is questionable tonight with right knee soreness as well. Vincent Poirier made his return against the Bulls but clearly showed some rust. With Tatum out, look for Marcus Smart to start and potentially for Romeo Langford to get some minutes. Langford has had trouble making it onto the floor, but in his healthiest stretch this year, he impressed with his defense.
The Celtics will take on the Detroit Pistons in Boston tonight at 7:00 PM EST.