Boston’s guard rotation will be missing a key piece for the second half.
The Boston Celtics will be shorthanded in the second half against the Orlando Magic as the team announced that Payton Pritchard sustained a nose injury in the second quarter. He ran into a flailing hand from Ignas Brazdeikis with 1:25 left in the second quarter.
The Celtics announced Payton Pritchard has a nose injury and is OUT for the rest of tonight’s game.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 14, 2021
It’s unclear how severe this injury is, but the hope is that this is just a precautionary measure. After all, Pritchard already showed plenty in this game, being the primary offensive driving force for the team. He finishes this game with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists on 57% shooting, including a deep logo 3-pointer.
The Celtics lead the Magic 56-54 at the half. Ryan Arcidiacono will start the second half.Celtics Blog https://www.celticsblog.com/2021/10/13/22725495/payton-pritchard-nose-wont-return-to-preseason-game-against-orlando