Boston Celtics

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 23: Ones Kanter #11 of the Boston Celtics is fouled by Furkan Korkmaz #30 of the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on October 23, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

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.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.