Gary Payton II can’t seem to escape the injury bug during the NBA playoffs.
Payton II fractured his elbow in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Golden State Warriors before returning for the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics.
Payton was then practicing before Game 3 when he was hit in the face by a stray basketball. He missed an alley-oop and then the accident happened.
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Luckily, Payton is alright and should be good to go for Game 3 on Wednesday night in Boston. He played 25 minutes in Game 2 and finished with seven points, three rebounds, and three assists.
The series is knotted at one game apiece after the Celtics stole home court from the Warriors in the first two games.
Game 3 is set to tip-off at 9 p.m. ET and it’ll be televised by ABC.