The Boston Celtics are running out of point guards, and fast.
Late in the third quarter of Boston’s clash with the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this evening, guard Leandro Barbosa came up limping on a non-contact play after driving to the rim.
He was carried to the locker room by a trainer and one of his teammates.
The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but Barbosa was clearly favoring his left knee.
Kevin Garnett informed reporters after the game that the team was told in the locker room that Leandro would be done for the season.
An official diagnosis has yet to be made.
The Celtics’ had their seven-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Bobcats, losing tonight’s game 94-91.
Barbosa played 12 minutes prior to getting hurt, scoring three points on 1 for 6 shooting from the field.
On the season, he was averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 assists a game for Boston. He had scored in double-figures in each of the team’s last three games.
While Leandro wasn’t a huge part of the Celtics’ rotation, he at least provided some much needed depth at the guard positions. All-Star Rajon Rondo recently went down with an ACL injury which will keep him out for the remainder of the season, as well.
I expect the Celtics’ to make some sort of move over the next week or so to bring in another point guard, as they are certainly dropping like flies in Beantown.