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Jaylen Brown (illness) questionable against New York, Kanter remains out

Boston’s riding a 3-game win streak, but they may need to pull another one off shorthanded.

Boston Celtics v New York Knicks Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Boston Celtics released their injury report after their third win in a row against the Milwaukee Bucks last night, and it appears that Jaylen Brown is still battling his illness. Enes Kanter remains out with his left knee contusion that has kept him out of all but one game this season.

Daniel Theis started last night’s game and performed admirably in the second half, pouring in 11 points and 9 rebounds on 62.5% shooting over the course of the game. In Jaylen Brown’s absence, Marcus Smart sparked the comeback that took the Celtics back from down 19 points to an 11-point victory. He chipped in 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists as well as 5 3-pointers. Look to Smart to start again if Brown isn’t feeling up to a game tomorrow.

Boston got different looks for its various front court options. Although Grant Williams didn’t have the same impact that he did in the New York game, he still was productive in his 15 minutes. Robert Williams III put in almost 14 minutes of high-energy time. Although he had some defensive lapses, he still was pretty solid. With Kanter continuing to miss time, they’ll likely get more looks against the large Knicks roster. If Theis’ ankle soreness flares up, Robert Williams III will likely get the start again as he did on Saturday in the last matchup against New York.

The Celtics are riding a 3-game winning streak that they’ll take into Friday night’s matchup against the New York Knicks. That game tips off at 7:30 PM EST.

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