Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown played a supporting role in the win, with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

The Boston Celtics may have to soldier on without Jaylen Brown for their season straight contest Tuesday, with Brown officially listed as questionable for the Green’s head-to-head with the Clippers due to left knee soreness.

Dealing with a ‘flare-up’ of the knee issues that started almost a month ago during the C’s head-to-head with the Kings, Brown was held out of Sunday’s Jayson Tatum-led win over the Wizards.

That was the Celtics’ third game without Brown available to them in 2021, with the team holding a 2-1 record in such instances.┬áIn fact, the C’s were without Brown when they played the Clippers last month, which ended with a 119-115 victory on the back of a white-hot night from Tatum.

One of Boston’s two All-Stars, the 24-year-old Brown is averaging a career-high 25 points and four assists per game, and his 49.6 field goal percentage is also a career-high through 31 games.

In addition to Brown’s questionable status, the Celtics will remain with both Romeo Langford (wrist surgery rehab) and Marcus Smart (calf).