WALTHAM, Mass. — Jaylen Brown is showing progress from his strained right hamstring, but he remains doubtful for tonight’s Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden.
Brown suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Celtics’ Game 7 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in their first-round series.
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens said even if Brown were to play tonight, he would do so coming off the bench.
“Just because he didn’t go through anything yesterday,” Stevens said. “And I don’t know what he’ll be able to go through, walk-through here.”
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Brown, who did not practice with the team on Wednesday, did some running and shooting drills prior to the start of their walk-through this morning.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said about the same thing in his weekly interview with “Toucher and Rich” on 98.5 The Sports Hub and simulcast on NBC Sports Boston.
If he doesn’t play, Stevens will stick with Marcus Smart in the starting lineup, joined by Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes.