Cavaliers fans will call this karma.
Marcus Smart will be in the starting lineup for the Celtics tonight in Game 2 against the Hawks, but Kelly Olynyk, suffering from a shoulder injury, will not play.
Smart can be a reasonable facsimile of Turner, but who replaces Smart’s production off the bench? Terry Rozier? R.J. Hunter? That’s a lot to ask of those rookies, but Boston probably can’t hide both. The Celtics were at their best in Game 1 going small, and that requires wing depth.
Olynyk seemed like a decent bet to contribute in this series, because his rebounding shortcomings are minimized against the Hawks, who struggle on the glass. Boston will miss his floor spacing.