As the Celtics return home from their three game road trip, they’ll do so without their leading scorer. When they take the floor on Wednesday, Jaylen Brown won’t be in the lineup.
Brown “will likely miss 1-2 weeks with a right hamstring strain,” the team announced on Monday. The 25-year-old already missed one game due to the injury, he was inactive for Saturday’s 107-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Through 10 games this year Brown has been the Celtics’ leading scorer averaging 25.6 points per contest, which would be be career high. That’s in addition to 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
Without Brown on Saturday, Dennis Schröder moved into the starting lineup as the Celtics shortened their bench. We’ll see if that’s the case again on Wednesday, when the Celtics host the Toronto Raptors.
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