Jayson Tatum (ankle) out towards Washington on Sunday

The Boston Celtics have a little bit of room on the high of the standings, and as such, Jayson Tatum can be sitting out Sunday’s recreation towards the Washington Wizards with an ankle harm, the crew introduced.

Tatum joins Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams on the harm report. Whereas Gallinari is out for the yr, Williams continues to inch nearer and nearer to a return earlier than Christmas, based on ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Tatum just lately stated that he desires to play in each recreation and that crew administration is at all times preventing with him to take a seat. After injuring his ankle on Monday night towards the Chicago Bulls, Tatum continued on to a head-to-head matchup with fellow MVP candidate Luka Doncic with a dominant efficiency. He adopted that up with one other 30-point efficiency towards what was beforehand the league’s greatest offense in final night time’s recreation towards the Sacramento Kings. Now because the Celtics face a house recreation towards the Wizards, it’s lastly time for Tatum to overlook a while to get some relaxation.

Tatum is close to the highest of the league in minutes performed, and he’s within the high 10 in scoring. An additional recreation of relaxation to get the ankle proper gained’t kill the crew’s momentum, particularly with different gamers stepping up as they’ve just lately. Boston is 11-1 in its final 12 video games, and it owns one of the best offense within the league (and in NBA historical past by way of factors per possession) because the protection is slowly catching up.

That is all earlier than Robert Williams has performed a single minute this yr.

The Celtics could go along with a well-known face in Grant Williams to begin tomorrow’s recreation, or perhaps Joe Mazzulla will go along with an off-the-wall alternative like Sam Hauser. We’ll have to attend and see.

The 15-4 Celtics will tackle the Wizards tomorrow night time at 6:00 p.m. ET.