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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ruled out Sunday vs. Celtics

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s hip injury has Oklahoma City spread thin on the wing Sunday against Boston.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shoots in the first half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder don’t have much wing depth and will face a challenge in Sunday’s matchup agains the Boston Celtics. Shai Gilegous-Alexnader has been ruled out ahead of the contest because of a right hip contusion. This injury will present a considerable defensive disadvantage against one of the NBA’s best wings in Jayson Tatum.

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Dennis Schroder is the player most likely to be plugged into the starting lineup. He’s among the frontrunners for this season’s Sixth Man of the Year Award alongside the Los Angeles ClippersLou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. Schroder is averaging 18.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season. Luguentz Dort and Terrence Ferguson should split minutes at small forward against Tatum. Neither is suited for guarding the All-Star, who is in the midst of one of his most dominant scoring tears of his career.