Brad Stevens: Gordon Hayward ‘good to go' for Celtics vs. Raptors


It looks like the Boston Celtics will be getting a nice Christmas present ahead of their matchup with the Toronto Raptors.

After dealing with a foot injury that caused him to miss three games, Gordon Hayward is going to be returning to the lineup against the Raptors.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirmed that Hayward was "good to go" in media availability ahead of the contest.

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Though the Celtics were able to win all three games that Hayward missed, the team will still get a boost from his return. He is averaging 17.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season and has served as a solid playmaker for the squad.

Between Hayward being active and Enes Kanter being able to play outside of the USA for the first time since an Interpol red notice was filed against him, the Celtics should have a solid complement of rotation players available against the Raptors.

Though Marcus Smart, Vincent Poirier, and Robert Williams are still out, the C's are the healthier of the two squads. The Raptors will be without Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, and Norman Powell, who are all out indefinitely with injuries.

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