By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Celtics took lumps on more than the scoreboard in their season-opening loss to the 76ers on Wednesday, as center Enes Kanter was seen limping around the locker room following the 107-93 loss at Wells Fargo Center.
While it’s unclear what exactly the 27-year-old Kanter is or was dealing with following the loss, he was indeed hobbling around the court after Philadelphia guard Josh Richardson smashed right into Kanter’s left leg/knee in the aftermath of a collision with Marcus Smart in the second quarter.
Kanter would stay in the game, though, and finished with 12 points and six rebounds in 24:58 as Boston’s starting center.
“He’s a little banged up,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of Kanter after the loss. “Not good for us, but I thought he was great [in the game]. He did a really good job in isolation and allowed us to not always have to double.”
The Celtics are back in action Friday night against the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors.