The Boston Celtics’ superstar duo are the latest to suffer unfortunate injuries after a late-game collision.
It was terrible luck for the Celtics, who are in a high-stakes fight to try to make the top six. The loss of two key players is going to be tough to deal with in the final two weeks of the season.
At the time of their injury, Tatum had 33 points, two rebounds and five assists while Brown had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
Brown seems to have gotten the worst of it, requiring help from his teammates to get to the locker room. Tatum, at least, was able to gingerly walk to the locker room on his own.
The Celtics’ record after the 129-119 defeat now stands at 34-31, a couple of games ahead of the 31-33 Hornets who sit in eighth place. The Heat are ahead of them in sixth with a 35-30 record.
Let’s hope the two recover well over these two weeks and the break before the postseason begins. It would be a huge loss not only for the Celtics, but for fans who want to watch them play in a competitive playoffs.
Other injury worries for NBA teams
The bad day for NBA stars and injuries didn’t end there, either. As Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was also forced out in the fourth quarter of his second game back with right ankle soreness.
Tyrese Haliburton, the Sacramento Kings’ breakout rookie also suffered a knee injury that took him out of their clash against the Dallas Mavericks.