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Kelly Olynyk out for Celtics in Game 2 against Hawks

Kelly Olynyk, Mike Scott

Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk, left, reacts after being called for an offensive foul against Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Scott, right, during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Cavaliers fans will call this karma.

Not only must the Celtics replace an injured Avery Bradley, they’ll be without Kelly Olynyk tonight.

A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England:

Marcus Smart will be in the starting lineup for the Celtics tonight in Game 2 against the Hawks, but Kelly Olynyk, suffering from a shoulder injury, will not play.

Smart can be a reasonable facsimile of Turner, but who replaces Smart’s production off the bench? Terry Rozier? R.J. Hunter? That’s a lot to ask of those rookies, but Boston probably can’t hide both. The Celtics were at their best in Game 1 going small, and that requires wing depth.

Olynyk seemed like a decent bet to contribute in this series, because his rebounding shortcomings are minimized against the Hawks, who struggle on the glass. Boston will miss his floor spacing.