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Jaylen Brown plans to play tonight against Pacers

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Celtics forward is still questionable ahead of tipoff in Indiana.

NBA: Boston Celtics-Media Day Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being listed as questionable for tonight’s bout against the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown indicated that there’s improvement in his right foot, leading him to believe that playing tonight is a realistic goal.

Brown has had right foot soreness for over a week in what’s being called a right plantar fascia injury, leading to him missing Thursday night’s win against the Milwaukee Bucks. Semi Ojeleye, noted Giannis Antetokounmpo slower downer, started in Brown’s place as the Celtics won 117-113 to give Milwaukee their first defeat of the season.

Brown was a game-time decision on Thursday, so it’s no stretch for him to declare that he feels better enough to play. He’s still listed officially as questionable tonight, but his optimism is a good sign.

Outside of Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis remains out indefinitely with a right plantar fascia injury of his own. The 6-2 Boston Celtics take on the 6-3 Indiana Pacers tonight at 7PM on NBATV.