After injuring his hamstring during Game 7 of the first round against Milwaukee and missing Game 1 at home against the Sixers, Jaylen Brown has been upgraded from doubtful to probable for Game 2.
The Boston Celtics have upgraded Jaylen Brown to probable for tonight's Game 2 vs the Philadelphia 76ers.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 3, 2018
Brown was listed as doubtful up until about 30 minutes before tip off as the Celtics had him go through some pre-game workouts before deciding to let him play. Brad Stevens told reporters today that if Brown were to play, he would come off the bench.
The starting five is almost certain to be the same as Game 1, featuring Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. The Celtics won Game 1 with relative ease without Brown but have to be relieved to get one of their best scorers back on the court to counter the Sixers’ adjustments.
The Celtics and Sixers will tip off Game 2 at 8:30 p.m. EST at TD Garden.