The Celtics will not be entirely healthy when they play the Knicks on Monday, despite the fact that they have been for their first two games following the All-Star break. Due to personal issues, Jaylen Brown was classified as out on the injury report.
The C’s’ only reasonably good injury news is that Brown won’t miss the game due to a recent face contusion. After taking an elbow to the face from Jayson Tatum, Brown was forced to miss the final four games. In his two games following the break, Brown has sported a black mask. The mask made its debut during the All-Star game.
Over the previous two games, the Celtics have been allowed to use their starting double-big group. Which consists of Brown, Tatum, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III, and Al Horford. The lineup, which was a gigantic success last season, has suffered sometimes this year, though not consistently or over a long period. Also Read: Damian Lillard incredible career-high 71 points to lead the Blazers past the Rockets 131-114
Is Jaylen Brown playing against New York Knicks?
Jaylen Brown won’t be playing against the New York Knicks on Monday night for the Boston Celtics, the current NBA Eastern Conference champions, due to personal matters.
Due to a facial fracture, Brown previously missed the Celtics’ previous five games. He did, however, on the court against the Philadelphia 76ers in the team’s first game after the All-Star break.
The two-time NBA All-Star will not travel with the club when they visit Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks, missing just his 11th game of the year.
Last Saturday against the 76ers, Jaylen Brown scored 26 points to lead the Cs in scoring. The victory kept the Boston Celtics (44-17) barely half a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks (43-17) for the top record in the Eastern Conference.
In terms of points (26.5), rebounds (7.0), field-goal percentage (48.6%), and minutes played (35.7), Brown is averaging career-high totals this year. Joe Mazzulla’s team will need a number of players to step up to make up for Brown’s contributions.
Derrick White, who has excelled for the Celtics this season, could replace Jaylen Brown as the starting point guard. Also Read: Lakers stunning 111-108 victory over the Mavericks, records the largest NBA comeback of the season
Is Derrick White playing against New York Knicks?
The Boston Celtics have given Derrick White the go-ahead to play against the New York Knicks on Monday night. Last Saturday during the Philadelphia 76ers game, he strained his right ankle. The injury, however, is not anticipated to prevent him from playing. White’s availability will be crucial because the Celtics won’t have Jaylen Brown. White has started 13 games and has averaged 18.5 points, 5.6 assists, and 4.3 rebounds.
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