Gordon Hayward twisted (right) ankle during workout in injury scare

Gordon Hayward twisted (right) ankle during workout in injury scare

We have bad news and good news: Gordon Hayward injured his ankle Tuesday ... but not that ankle.

The Boston Celtics forward twisted his right ankle during a workout in Boston on Tuesday and likely will be questionable for Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, head coach Brad Stevens revealed Wednesday during an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Zolak & Bertrand."

"He actually stayed back in Boston (during the All-Star break) and worked out a bunch of days in a row, and unfortunately yesterday twisted his ankle in one of those workouts," Stevens said. "So, we're going to get that reevalauted this morning."

According to Stevens, Hayward suffered the injury playing 1-on-1 with Semi Ojeyele at the Celtics' practice facility during a workout that included Brad Wanamaker and an assistant coach.

Fortunately for Boston, Hayward twisted his right ankle, not the left ankle he severely injured in October 2017 that required multiple surgeries and caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Stevens suggested Hayward's injury is "not a long-term thing" and that he'll know more after the veteran forward meets with trainers Wednesday.

"It's not a huge issue by any means," Stevens said. "We antipicate he'll be back within a short amount of time."

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

The Maine Red Claws were in action at home at the Portland Expo Center on Saturday night hosting the Delaware Blue Coats, taking a 128-123 loss to fall to 7-4 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Tacko Fall wasn’t in action, but Bryce Brown was simply furious, leading all scorers with 43 points 15 of 17 from the floor overall and a franchise single-game record 11 of 11 three-pointers. Tremont Waters was terrific, too, with 18 points and 11 assists.



Brown, an undrafted free agent who helped lead Auburn to its first Final Four appearance last spring, was simply unconscious for the Claws. He shot a perfect 11 of 11 from three-point range to give him an absurd effective field goal percentage of 1.2 for the game.


Waters, the Connecticut native, was crafty in his distribution, with just four turnovers to go with his 11 assists.

Yante Maten (18 points), Vincent Poirier (18) and Justin Bibbs (10) also scored in double-figures for the Red Claws.


The Red Claws return to action Friday in Des Moines, Iowa to face the Iowa Wolves, with tipoff at 8 p.m. ET.

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Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Anytime is a good time to watch highlights of the greatness that was Larry Bird playing for the Celtics.

But on Larry Legend's 63rd birthday? It's time to break out the best of No. 33...

The fight with Dr. J in 1984:

The 60-point game against the Hawks in '85:

The steal against Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in '87:

The "you are watching was greatness is all about" duel with Dominique Wilkins in '88:


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