A brutally physical game for Jae Crowder ended just 96 seconds into the second half Sunday in Game 4 against the Cavaliers.
J.R. Smith swung his elbow underneath the Celtics basket, and his fist connected with Jae Crowder, knocking out Crowder temporarily. But the bigger damage came as he fell to the floor. Crowder’s lower left leg bent underneath him as he fell, suffering a game-ending sprain.
Crowder was on the floor for several minutes before being helped up and assisted to the Celtics locker room, where the team ruled him out for the rest of the game.
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With 5:22 left in the first quarter, Kevin Love was entangled with Kelly Olynyk on a fight for a loose ball rebound and appeared to seriously injure his left shoulder.
He raced immediately to the Cavaliers locker room, holding his left shoulder.
The Cavaliers announced before the end of the quarter he would not return.
Olynyk was called for the personal foul.
It was a short stay in the majors for right-hander Matt Barnes.
Needing an extra arm in the bullpen to give the group a rest, the team called Barnes up for Saturday’s game against the Orioles, as he was scheduled to start with Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the day. Barnes went two scoreless innings, while surrendering just two hits.
Following the game, the team sent Barnes back to Pawtucket and called up reliever Health Hembree. Hembree was acquired from the Giants in the Jake Peavy trade last summer. The right-hander pitched in six games with the Red Sox last season, allowing five runs over 10 innings (4.50 ERA).
After falling in extra innings Saturday night, the Red Sox will look to take the rubber match of the weekend series Sunday afternoon in Baltimore against the Orioles.
David Ortiz will get the day off, this after going 0-for-5 in Saturday’s loss.
Hanley Ramirez will take his place as the designated hitter and Brock Holt will get his first start of the season in left field. Allen Craig remains in right field with Shane Victorino on the disabled list. With Ortiz out of the lineup, third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides up to the No. 3 spot in the order.
Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Wade Miley as their lineup will go up against Orioles right-hander Bud Norris.
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