Boston Celtics

Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) defends against Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has missed the last two games with left knee soreness. But head coach Brad Stevens told Zolak and Bertrand on 98.5 The Sports Hub that the team is “hopeful” he will return Tuesday night against the Utah Jazz.

“We’re hopeful that he’s going to be able to play [Tuesday],” Stevens said on Brown’s status. “He’s going to go through shoot-around. He felt good yesterday. So, we’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play today.”

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Brown had been taking his game to a new level in the 2020-21 season prior to hurting his knee. He’s averaging 26.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game so far. He’s also 12th in the NBA with a 24.4 player efficiency rating.

The Celtics take on the 19-5 Jazz Tuesday night at 10 p.m. You can hear the call of the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame at 9:30. Meanwhile, you can listen to the full Brad Stevens interview in the podcast above.

Listen to Zolak and Bertrand weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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