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Jaylen Brown out Saturday vs. Mavericks

Josh Richardson remains questionable.

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After leaving Thursday’s blowout win in Miami, Jaylen Brown will sit out Saturday night’s game in Dallas with right hamstring tightness. At the end of the third quarter against the Heat, Brown awkwardly stopped short and collided with Duncan Robinson. Shortly after, he limped to the locker room and did not return.

Head coach Ime Udoka said that because of Brown’s injury history with his hammy, the team will be cautious with the Celtics leading scorer. On the season, he’s been their most consistent player, averaging 25.6 points per game on nearly 50/40/80 splits.

Josh Richardson also remains on the injury report with a left foot contusion. He missed a homecoming of sorts Wednesday night in Miami and is questionable against his former team in Dallas.

With both veterans possibly unavailable, Udoka could again lean on his young bench against the Mavs. Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford scored 13 and 12 points respectively in Miami.