On Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center, the Boston Celtics will be without their star forward, and the Kings could be without their Sixth Man as well.
Due to the left ankle sprain that Jayson Tatum sustained in Tuesday night's 132-126 overtime defeat to the Golden State Warriors, he will not be able to play in Saturday's game in Sacramento.
After the defeat, Tatum informed reporters that the injury had limited his movement, but he did return to the game in the end.
"I was still out there," Tatum stated. "I feel like if you go out there and play, you can't make any excuses."
The Kings' pursuit of a sixth victory in seven games will be somewhat simpler with Tatum sitting out Wednesday night to rest his ankle. However, the presence of Malik Monk on the court is uncertain as the guard is labeled as doubtful due to discomfort in his right foot.
Monk joins Alex Len—who has been out since mid-November due to an ankle ailment—as the sole Kings player with an injury classification
Monk has scored 46 points in the Kings' previous three games, while averaging 14.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in 25 games this season. With 8.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, Tatum has averaging 26.8 points for Boston.
Game time is 7 p.m. PT for the Kings vs. Celtics. Start your day off right with "Kings Pregame Live" on NBC Sports California, airing at 6:30 p.m. PT.