Great news for the Boston Celtics on the injury front: Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams have both been upgraded ahead of Monday’s home game against the Houston Rockets.
Brown is listed as “Available” on the team’s latest health update, via Twitter. Williams was listed as “PROBABLE” on Sunday, and remains so on Monday.
So, it sure sounds like Brown will make his return on Monday against Houston. Brown has missed the last eight games in a row with a hamstring injury. The Celtics went 5-3 without him in that span, giving them an 8-9 record heading into the Rockets game.
Williams has been out for three games in a row with a knee injury. The new “probable” designation is a promising sign for his ability to return at some point during Thanksgiving week.
Point guard Dennis Schröder is also “PROBABLE” for Monday’s game. He’s been listed with a sprained ankle for three games in a row, but has yet to miss a game at all this season. He’s stepped up on the scoresheet in Brown’s absence, averaging 22.1 points over his last eight games.
Romeo Langford is listed as “available” with an ankle. He played only 7:51 on Saturday against the Thunder. As for those less likely to play, Josh Richardson is listed as “questionable” with a non-COVID-related illness.
The Celtics and Rockets are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday night at TD Garden. You can get the call of the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame at 7. Here’s the full on-air schedule.
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