The Celtics announced that Jaylen Brown is “questionable” for game 5 with a hip pointer injury. He did not mention the injury to reporters after the game and no further details are available at this time, but we’ll update you when we find out.
The team also announced that both Amir Johnson and Jae Crowder are “probable” for the game.
Crowder, who fell awkwardly during the second half, deemed himself "fine" after Tuesday's Game 4 loss while Johnson was active despite being pulled from the starting lineup because of soreness in his shoulder since he was tangled with Tristan Thompson in Boston's Game 3 win.
Obviously Isaiah Thomas is still out for the remainder of the postseason.
At this time of year, everyone has bumps, bruises, and various ailments from the wear and tear of a long season and postseason run. We’ll need all the help we can get if we hope to extend this series and put off the offseason.
Brown has been a pleasant surprise in the playoffs thus far. He has not shrunk back from the moment and at times has been the most aggressive and fearless person on the floor. He’s also doing his best (with the expected mixed results) at guarding LeBron James using his own unique blend of athleticism and anticipation.
Seems like we are just scratching the surface with Jaylen, so I hope he can play tonight.