The Celtics’ Gordon Hayward officially ‘out’ for Game 1 vs the Heat

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Gordon Hayward will not play in Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Hayward has been out of action since the start of the first round of the playoffs, due to an ankle injury.

The versatile forward has returned to practice, but is not ready to play yet.

However, he is expected to play at some point in the Eastern Conference Finals series.

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