Celtics

Report: Hayward won't leave NBA bubble for birth of child

Celtics

Gordon Hayward is back in the Boston Celtics lineup, and he'll be in it for however long they last for the remainder of the postseason.

Hayward originally had planned to leave the NBA's Orlando bubble for the birth of his fourth child. However, with the C's in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Miami Heat, he apparently has changed his mind.

ESPN's Rachel Nichols reported during Game 3 that Hayward will stay put in the bubble for the rest of the playoffs. The 30-year-old spent the last month with his wife and kids while recovering from an ankle sprain.

This, of course, is ideal news for the Celtics with them being down 2-0 in the series. Hayward matches up well against Miami and could provide the boost Boston has desperately needed off the bench.

Hayward made his long-awaited return to the court for the C's in Saturday night's Game 3.