On a special Tuesday night the NBA featured two nationally televised games. The Boston Celtics looked to continue their winning ways without Rajon Rondo and the Lakers looked to get over the .500 mark against their rival Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook had other plans for LA, though.
On the heels of Monday night’s 91-94 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Boston Celtics have been hit with more bad news.
Backup guard Leandro Barbosa injured his knee in the third quarter and had to be carried off of the court.
An MRI on Tuesday revealed that he did, in fact, tear his ACL, and will now miss the rest of the season.
Jared Sullinger, whose season ended recently after undergoing surgery on his back, tweeted words of encouragement to his teammate.
Six games were on the schedule on Monday night. The Spurs won without their “Big Three” in Chicago, the Nets ended their losing streak in Indiana and seven was the luckiest and unluckiest number in Charlotte.