Gordon Hayward fractures left hand

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward plays against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston Sunday Oct. 6 2019

Hayward entered Saturday's action in the midst of his best season since joining the Celtics. The 29-year-old left the game and did not return.

Hayward has been enjoying a stellar season with averages of 20.3 points, a team-high 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game. The Celtics have outscored their opponents 115-101 since that opening loss and raised that dominance against the Spurs.

Brown scored seven points and Tatum added five in a 19-3 Boston run after the Spurs scored the game's first seven points, the Celtics taking a 39-30 lead after the first quarter. Aldridge was called for an offensive foul on the play, and Hayward, whose left arm got caught between his body and Aldridge's, immediately began shaking his hand and went straight to Boston's locker room.

The 6-foot-7 forward missed most of the 2017 season after breaking his leg six minutes into Boston's season opener.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says Enes Kanter scrimmaged on Friday with some coaches and players and felt good.

In the 2019 playoffs, Kanter put up 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for Portland. Smart attempted to walk off the injury but quickly signaled for a substitution after doubling over in pain. Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce combined for 63 points in the victory.

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