Report: Gordon Hayward Slated to Return for Celtics/Heat Game 3


It appears as though the Celtics are going to get some reinforcements for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Hayward, who has missed a month with the injury, would be a welcome addition for a Celtics team that finds themselves in a 2-0 hole to the Heat in the best-of-seven series.

The 30-year-old had been playing extremely well prior to ankle issue, turning in a 2019-20 season that saw him average 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

Hayward's skill-set would undoubtedly help a Celtics' offense that was stifled by Miami's 2-3 zone during the second half of the C's Game 2 loss. It also lengthens a bench that had become reliant on Brad Wanamaker as its only real offensive threat after the starting five.

Tip-off for Game 3 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

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