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. In 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).