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Jaylen Brown leaves Heat game with hamstring tightness

Before departing, Brown was leading the Celtics in scoring.

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

At the end of the third quarter, the Celtics had a chance to push their lead to 20 in Miami. After Al Horford rebounded a missed Aaron Nesmith layup, Jaylen Brown had a chance for the final shot of the frame and then this happened:

Brown was ruled out for the remainder of the Celtics’ 95-78 demolition of the league’s best team after scoring 17 points and grabbing five rebounds.

In his postgame presser, head coach Ime Udoka offered this update, “he had some tightness in his hamstring. He has some history of some stuff over there, so we’ll be cautious, he’ll be checked out, and we’ll know more tomorrow.”

Two seasons ago, Brown was scheduled to miss a week of games with a hamstring injury in March 2020, but before he could return, the season was suspended by COVID.

After a two-game sweep in Florida on back-to-back nights, the Celtics head to Dallas for a Saturday night tilt against Luka Doncic and the 5-3 Mavericks. Boston will then have four days off before hosting the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden in a rematch of their most lopsided loss this year.

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