Humphries replaces Sullinger in C's lineup

Humphries replaces Sullinger in C's lineup
February 22, 2014, 9:15 pm
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SACRAMENTO - Kris Humphries will get the start tonight for the Boston as Jared Sullinger sits out with a mild concussion.

The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of Boston's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

"He woke up (Saturday) with a headache and symptoms," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens who added that the second-year forward was held out of team activities. "It was referred to me as a mild concussion. Certainly we'll be very cautious with that, as we would with any one of our players."

Sullinger's return is unclear, although Stevens indicated he did not expect him to play against Utah on Monday as well as tonight's game against Sacramento.

As for the decision to start Humphries, Stevens explained "Humphries is a veteran guy. He played pretty well last night. He started a lot of games for us."

That means Boston's big man rotation off the bench will feature Kelly Olynyk and Joel Anthony.

"Kelly compliments Joel better than any of our bigs," Stevens said.

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