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Jrue Vacation dominated out tonight vs. Atlanta


Celtics level guard Jrue Vacation has been downgraded to out for tonight’s matchup towards the Atlanta Hawks.

Having missed solely 4 video games on the season, Vacation is averaging 13.1 factors, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists, on 42.3 % three-point taking pictures in his first season with the C’s.

The damage doesn’t come to a shock since Vacation has been listed as out with the identical ailment for a number of video games now. Again on Dec. 31, the ground basic missed the Celtics matchup towards the Spurs with a proper elbow sprain.

In actual fact, he missed Boston’s final matchup towards the Hawks with a sprained proper ankle. The Cs went on to win that matchup 113-103, during which Dalano Banton earned the beginning nod.

Vacation has struggled as of late, including simply seven factors, 4 assists, and three rebounds in Sunday’s contest towards the Memphis Grizzlies. In 27 minutes, the guard shot simply 2-6 (33 %) from the ground, and 1-3 (33.3 %) from the three-point line. Within the recreation prior towards the Lakers, he was restricted to eight factors, on 44 % subject aim taking pictures in 29 minutes performed.

With the information, Sam Hauser is prone to get the beginning nod, alongside Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Kristaps Porzingis. In 5 video games as a starter, Hauser has averaged 7.8 factors, 4.8 rebounds, and a pair of.2 assists. In beginning video games towards the 76ers, Hornets, Kings, Raptors, and Rockets, the swingman is taking pictures 30 % from deep, and 35 % from the ground.

Celtics guard Payton Pritchard is prone to see elevated minutes tonight as effectively. Each Hauser and Pritchard mixed for 18 factors, 1 block, 2 steals, and 6 rebounds final matchup towards Atlanta.

At 38-12 on the season, the Celtics face the Hawks (22-28, 10-14 away) who’ve a number of key gamers on the damage report. Clint Capela and Mouhamed Gueye are listed as out, as Dejounte Murray stays questionable.

Led by Trae Younger, the Hawks have received 4 of their final six video games. Tipoff will start at 7:30 p.m. ET., on the TD Backyard in Boston.

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