Late in Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum left the game after colliding with each other. Speaking with the media on Tuesday afternoon, Brad Stevens offered an update on both.
According to Stevens, Brown will not play in the team’s game in Orlando Wednesday night, and his status is ‘day-to-day’ as he works his way back from a sprained ankle. Of course that’s not ideal, but not as bad as some assumed it would be when he walked off the floor against Portland.
As for Tatum, he ‘went through a full practice’ according to the team, and isn’t expected to miss any time. Kemba Walker went through a full practice as well, after missing Sunday’s game with a left oblique strain.
The Celtics have just seven games remaining in the regular season, and are currently jockeying for position in the Eastern Conference standings. At 34-31, they sit in seventh place, one game behind the Heat (who they play two more times) for sixth. In order to avoid the play-in tournament, the C’s need to finish in sixth place or better.
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