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Jaylen Brown likely to return Sunday in Sacramento

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Boston gets a key starter back from injury soon

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Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported Thursday that Jaylen Brown traveled with the Celtics to Portland and took part in portions of their practice. After missing what will be six games with a concussion, Brown said that he’s most likely returning this Sunday against the Kings.

The Celtics posted a 2-3 record in games that Brown missed so far after taking a scary fall against the Minnesota Timberwolves two weeks ago following a monstrous transition dunk. Apparently Brown’s mom has a new rule for her uber-athletic son.

Brown also said that he’s done with not being able to play, so he’s hurrying up to get back. Given the Celtics’ current standing in the eastern conference, getting as many players healthy continues to be their top priority. Getting Brown back should help substantially on both ends of the floor.

The Celtics and Trail Blazers tip off Friday at 10 p.m. EST in Portland, and Brown’s hopeful return is scheduled for Sunday in Sacramento at a 6 p.m. EST tip.