Kyle Lowry PROBABLE in Game 1 vs. Celtics; Hayward, Green, Waters OUT — Celtics Wire

The Boston Celtics will likely be without the services of Tremont Waters in Game 1 of their second-round series with the Toronto Raptors, who have upgraded Kyle Lowry to probable.

Kyle Lowry PROBABLE in Game 1 vs. Celtics; Hayward, Green, Waters OUT — Celtics Wire

The Toronto Raptors have officially listed starting point guard Kyle Lowry as probable for Sunday’s Game 1 of their second-round matchup with the Boston Celtics, but the short break created by the Milwaukee Bucks’ protest on Wednesday has actually made the Celtics’ health a little worse.

While it has moved the team a little closer to the dates wings Gordon Hayward and Javonte Green will potentially be available to return to action, both would be seen as extremely unlikely to make it back on the court during the time frame this series is expected to occur within.

In the interim, floor general Tremont Waters has added his name to the injured list with a left knee sprain, per Boston Sports Journal’s Brian Robb, while Lowry has been upgraded from “questionable” after the unexpected rest, according to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez.

Raptors officially list Kyle Lowry (sprained ankle) as questionable for Game 1 against Celtics.

Tremont Waters (left knee sprain) joins Gordon Hayward and Javonte Green as Celtics ruled out for Game 1.

— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) August 29, 2020

Neither Waters nor Green were expected to play significant minutes in this series, even if their loss does ding some of Boston’s relatively thin bench; how Boston will play with Hayward out and Lowry available figures to be a much more critical theme in this series.

And we are less than a day away from finding out how it begins, with tip-off scheduled at 1 p.m. Eastern Time this Sunday, August 30th.

Nuggets approaching Sunday’s Game 6 with raw emotions: “We can’t be one foot in, one foot out” — The Denver Post

Stuck inside the NBA’s bubble for nearly two months, the video of 29-year-old Jacob Blake getting shot seven times in the back marked a boiling point for the NBA and its players this past week.

Nuggets approaching Sunday’s Game 6 with raw emotions: “We can’t be one foot in, one foot out” — The Denver Post

Former MLB star Ryan Dempster treats young B.C. ball players to a day at Nat Bailey Stadium — Global News

“To have this come along and to be able to send these kids out to play on the field at Nat Bailey Stadium, it’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Former MLB star Ryan Dempster treats young B.C. ball players to a day at Nat Bailey Stadium — Global News

Celtics Injury Report: Gordon Hayward, Javonte Green Out Vs. Raptors — NESN.com

Sign In The Boston Celtics will return to the hardwood on the campus of Walt Disney World on Sunday for Game 1 of their second-round series against the Toronto Raptors. They will, however, be doing so without Gordon Hayward, Javonte Green and Tremont Waters. Hayward (ankle sprain) and Green (right knee surgery) are not surprising…

Celtics Injury Report: Gordon Hayward, Javonte Green Out Vs. Raptors — NESN.com

The Boston Celtics will return to the hardwood on the campus of Walt Disney World on Sunday for Game 1 of their second-round series against the Toronto Raptors.

They will, however, be doing so without Gordon HaywardJavonte Green and Tremont Waters.

Hayward (ankle sprain) and Green (right knee surgery) are not surprising developments. Waters (left knee sprain) is the lone addition to the injury report. The rookie guard played in just 11 games this season for the Celtics.

#NEBHInjuryReport for Game 1 vs Toronto:

Javonte Green (right knee surgery) – OUT
Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) – OUT
Tremont Waters (left knee sprain) – OUT— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 29, 2020

The third-seeded Celtics and second-seeded Raptors will take the floor Sunday after the NBA postponed games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to issues of social injustice.

The league will return to play Saturday with three games each day this weekend.More: Celtics Return Sunday vs. Raptors For Game 1 Of Rescheduled NBA Playoff SeriesBoston Celtics

Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53 — Times-Standard

By Brian Mahoney| Associated Press Cliff Robinson guided UConn out from the bottom and almost helped take the Portland Trail Blazers to the top. He was one of the NBA’s best sixth men, a versatile player who became a predecessor of the modern center. Not bad for a guy who was warned he might not…

Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53 — Times-Standard