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Jaylen Brown (non-COVID illness) questionable tonight against Golden State

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Seems like non-COVID illness is making its rounds around the team this season.

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Jaylen Brown, coming off of his third 40-point game of the season and in the middle of one of his best stretches of his career, might miss tonight’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics due to feeling under the weather.

No further details have been released, but it could just be that Brown is feeling under the weather. Given the load he’s carried this year, especially with a knee that has dealt with soreness over the past few months, perhaps it would be best to just rest him in an abundance of caution.

This season, Jaylen Brown is averaging a career-high (by far) 24.6 points, 5.8 points, and most notably, a career-high in assists at 3.4 per game. He’s doing this shooting a career-high 49.3% from the field, a career-high 40% from behind the three-point line, and a career-high 75.4% from the freethrow line. That’s . . . a lot of career highs. He’s earned a break, but we’ll see how he’s feeling ahead of tip off tonight.

If Brown is ruled out, it’s likely that Romeo Langford will fill in for him. It’s also unknown currently if new addition Jabari Parker will be available to play, but if he is, a Brown absence would leave more minutes available for a debut. But maybe Brown will play; we’ll see!

The Celtics will take on the Golden State Warriors at 8:30 PM EST on ABC.