Boston Celtics

Celtics guard Evan Fournier misses Tuesday's game because of COVID-19 protocols


Celtics guard Evan Fournier missed Tuesday night’s game against the 76ers because of COVID-19 protocols and will likely be out all week, coach Brad Stevens said.


Fournier was sidelined for the March 27 game against the Thunder, which was expected to be his Celtics debut, because of COVID-19 protocols, too.


Fournier, who was acquired from the Magic on March 25, went 0 for 10 against New Orleans but has given the Celtics a major boost recently.


“I don’t anticipate him playing a huge amount of minutes [Tuesday or Wednesday], so he’ll be available for both,” Stevens said.


Stevens said Langford’s playing time will remain limited as he works back into game shape, but he will have an important role moving forward.


Stevens said Boston’s bench was a bit lacking in height and length for much of this season, and the presence of the 6-foot-4-inch Langford could even open opportunities for others.






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