LOS ANGELES — The Celtics were without Avery Bradley Sunday night against the Lakers for a personal matter. Now they are hoping they won’t be without Evan Turner for an injury-related issue.

Turner, who had been subbing for Jae Crowder in the starting lineup when the latter was out with his ankle problem, opened in Bradley’s spot in Sunday’s 107-100 victory and had 17 points in 36 minutes. But with 20 seconds left while Kobe Bryant was missing a 3-pointer, Turner was battling under the boards with Julius Randle and got hit in the left eye.

He didn’t speak to the media later, but when seen in the dressing room, his left eye was red and swollen shut.

“He’s got bleeding in his eye,” Coach Brad Stevens said before the Celtics boarded their late-night flight home. “An internist is looking at him right now and we don’t know the extent of the injury, but clearly got some eye poke and hopefully not too much trauma.”

The word on Bradley was that his absence involved the birth of a child, and a question from a Celtics.com staff was phrased that way.

“Avery’s gone for personal reasons,” said Stevens. “I’ll let everybody else figure that out.”

The coach was asked about the team’s policy in such situations, putting life matters ahead of basketball.

“No question,” Stevens said, adding, “He’s gone for good personal reasons, let’s put it that way.”

HALL OF FAME: Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tom Izzo, Sheryl Swoopes, Yao Ming and Jerry Reinsdorf have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Iverson was an 11-time All-Star who was named rookie of the year in 1996-97. The top overall pick in the 1992 draft, O’Neal was a 15-time All-Star who was the NBA MVP in 2000 and a three-time NBA finals MVP.

Izzo, the Michigan State coach, won a national title in 2000 and has taken his team to the Final Four seven times. Swoopes helped Texas Tech to a national title, won four titles with the Houston Comets, was a three-time WNBA MVP and won three Olympic gold medals.

Yao was the top overall pick in 2002 and was an eight-time NBA All-Star playing his entire career for the Houston Rockets. Reinsdorf has been the owner of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox for more than two decades.

D-LEAGUE: The Idaho Stampede, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, will move to Salt Lake City for the 2016-17 season and will be renamed the Salt Lake City Stars.

The team will play home games at Salt Lake Community College’s 5,000-seat Lifetime Activities Center-Bruin Arena.


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