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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown could miss “weeks” with hamstring injury

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 4: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket against the Miami Heat on November 4, 2021 at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Joseph Guzy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jaylen Brown has been the best Celtic this season: The All-Star is the team’s leading scorer at 25.6 points a game, he’s shooting 39.7% on 3-pointers, and Boston is 17.7 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court.

Brown will be out Saturday night in Dallas with a hamstring issue that could sideline him a couple of weeks, new coach Ime Udoka said Saturday.

Brown injured himself in the win against Miami, trying to put his head down and drive around Bam Adebayo.

This is another blow to a Celtics team that has started an unimpressive 4-5 and has struggled to score consistently — they are 20th in the NBA in offense once garbage time is filtered out (Cleaning the Glass).

If Brown misses weeks it will continue to dig a hole for a Celtics team that is tied for 10th in an improved and deeper East this season.