We might witness a rare sighting Monday at TD Garden: a healthy Boston Celtics team.
Celtics star Jaylen Brown, who has missed the last eight games with a right hamstring strain, is available to play against the Houston Rockets on Monday night, the team announced.
Boston also listed Robert Williams as probable, meaning the big man could return after missing three games due to left knee tendinopathy. Williams said Monday morning he's "been feeling good" after getting daily testing on his knee.
Josh Richardson is questionable to play against the Rockets due to a non-COVID-related illness, but he's the only Celtic whose status is in jeopardy for Monday's game.
The returns of Brown and Williams are great news for the C's. Brown was enjoying a career season (25.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game on 49.3% shooting) before injuring his hamstring Nov. 4 against the Miami Heat, while Williams is averaging a near-double-double (10.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game) as Boston's starting center.
The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games thanks in part to Dennis Schroder's strong play and Jayson Tatum's emergence from a shooting slump. With the team's original starting lineup once again intact, the arrow is pointing up ahead of matchups with the Rockets on Monday and the surging Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.