Fab Melo hurts hand, will get X-ray
Melo downplayed the injury after the game and is currently listed as day-to-day. The Celtics will take Friday off and resume play Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
"[The hand is] OK," Melo said afterward. "I banged it and I'm just going to get an X-ray."
With 8:46 remaining in the third period, Melo moved into the paint to help defend Sacramento's Thomas Robinson but banged his left hand on the elbow of the Kings' Jimmer Fredette. Melo was visibly wincing in pain, exited the game shortly after and did not return.
Celtics summer league coach Tyronn Lue said he doesn't know if Melo will play the rest of the weekend. Boston, currently 2-1 in the Las Vegas summer league, wraps up its schedule Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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