Boston Celtics

By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

Late Wednesday morning Boston Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s ‘Zolak and Bertrand‘ that Jaylen Brown is “doubtful” (right hamstring strain) for Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Stevens also told Zo and Beetle that Brown probably won’t practice today either.

The Celtics will continue second-round action against the 76ers on Thursday night in Game 2 of the semifinals of the NBA Playoffs.

But more than likely they will be doing it without their rising star forward, who missed the Celtics’ convincing Game 1 win on Monday night.

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Unfortunately on Saturday night Brown left Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks late in the second quarter with what was initially ruled a ‘sore hamstring.’

After further evaluation by the team’s medical staff, he was ruled ‘available to return.’ But he never had a chance to check into the second half on the C’s, 112-96, series-clinching win over the Bucks.

Through seven post-season games, Brown is averaging 17.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 34.8 minutes-per-game. All while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point land.

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UP NEXT: The #2 Boston Celtics (55-27/1-0) will welcome the #3 Philadelphia 76ers (52-30/0-1) to the TD Garden on Thursday night for Game 2 of the Semifinals in the NBA Playoffs. Catch the call of the game with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell, live on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pre-game coverage begins at 8:00 p.m., with tip-off set for 8:30 p.m.

— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at

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