UPDATE (Thursday at 2:20pm) -- Ty Lawson's MRI revealed a mild strain of the left adductor muscle. He is listed as day-to-day going forward.
SACRAMENTO -- The Kings can’t catch a break. Already massively short-handed, Sacramento lost point guard Ty Lawson to a left hamstring strain in the second quarter of the Kings matchup with Celtics Wednesday night.
When the media was allowed into the locker room following the Kings win over Boston, Lawson was still in his locker stall preparing to leave. He was in good spirits and even compared his injury to teammate Garrett Temple’s hamstring injury that will keep him out until after the All-Star break.
"Garrett got shot, I probably got hit with a B-B," Lawson said with a smile.
Lawson said that he felt a pinch in the hamstring, but was he was able to run to the Kings bench. When he stopped quickly, he felt the pinch again and went to the team’s training staff.
“It’s not bad, I seen Garrett go down, I can still walk,” Lawson said. “I ran back down the court after the first one, so I feel like I’m cool.”
According to coach Dave Joerger, a precautionary MRI is scheduled for Thursday to check the extent of the damage.
Lawson starter alongside Darren Collison for head coach Dave Joerger. He finished the night with six points and four assists in 13 minutes of action before bolting for the locker room.
The 29-year-old point joins a long list of injured Kings players. Starting small forward Rudy Gay is out for the season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon. Temple is done until after the All_Star break with a tear in his left hamstring and Omri Casspi has missed 13 straight with a right a plantaris tendon strain.
Lawson has played well in his first season in Sacramento. The eight-year NBA veteran is averaging 9.1 points and 4.5 assists in 24.8 minutes a game.