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Davis doesn't let sore back stop him

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Davis doesn't let sore back stop him

By Jessica Camerato
CSNNE.com

BOSTON - Dont let the ice wrapped around Glen Davis back fool you. He wont let the pain keep him off the court.

Davis tweaked his lower back shooting around on Sunday before the Celtics game against the Pacers. While he doesnt know exactly how it happened or what kind of treatment he will require, he is adamant about one thing.

Oh, Im not sitting out, he said, adding, It hurt it before the game. Ive got to get it checked by (Celtics trainer) Ed (Lacerte) and then I can really speak about it, but right now it hurts.

Davis played through the pain and scored 18 points in 35 minutes off the bench. Any aches were unnoticeable during the game, as he shot 8-for-14 from the field and grabbed six rebounds.

The Pacers were unable to defend Davis jumper, which he estimates he took 5,000 shots a day to improve. He continues to utilize the pick-and-pop to stifle the opponent.

Davis scored in double-digits for the seventh consecutive game on Sunday. He is averaging nearly 16 points during that stretch.

It helps because also I can guard the centers, he explained. When you guard the centers and then turn around and stretch the floor, it helps because they cant recover from that far.

Davis is confident he can recover from his bothersome back. And even when he does feel pain, he has motivation to play through it.

Wins, its all about the big W, he said. Thats all I want to is win. I dont want to do nothing else. Thats it.

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Agent says Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season

Agent says Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season

Gordon Hayward had surgery on his left ankle Wednesday night.

While there was hope he could return, Hayward's agent told Adrian Wojnarowski that the Celtics forward is unlikely to play for the remainder of the season.

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Hayward suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia in the first quarter of Boston’s 102-99 loss at Cleveland on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-8 All-Star landed awkwardly on his ankle after a lob pass by Kyrie Irving was deflected by LeBron James.

“We’re expecting this to be a full recovery,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday, “No timeline on it but a full recovery.”

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.

6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.

10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.

15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be. 

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE