Marc D'Amico: Jaylen Brown says his knee felt great in …

Marc D’Amico: Jaylen Brown says his knee felt great in the first half, but it bothered him a little bit in the third quarter. “It’s something to stay on top of, but it’s moving in the right direction.”

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Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown says he is playing tomorrow in Houston: "We need two big wins. I'll just push through it. I'll be alright."
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ankle talk: "I rolled my other one, my left one, trying to compensate on the right one. Don’t know what side to limp on right now." He was walking as slow as he could out of the locker room after the game, clearly struggling once the adrenaline wore off.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown's injury update: "I sprained my right thumb. Working with the staff to figure out a plan for tomorrow. ... Happened in the middle of the game. Ran into Markieff." Added he's had no tests as of now. "We'll see how it feels in the morning."
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown on his sprained thumb: "I don’t think it’s too bad” Said he didn’t have any tests on it as team heads for flight to Milwaukee. "I told [the training staff], just see how it feels in the morning and we’ll go from there."
Chris Grenham: Enes Kanter will not return tonight, per the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is available.
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens says Kanter is improving but just not ready yet. He’ll monitor Jaylen’s minutes but no set restriction.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are officially available tonight vs Orlando, per the team. Terry Rozier and Guerschon Yabusele are questionable.
Mark Murphy: Trainers told Brad Stevens they weren't comfortable clearing Brown to play tonight. Morris apparently felt better after extra shooting, and according to Stevens will be a game-time decision.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown is out with back spasms that flared this morning before shootaround. Says it’s not a long-term concern, expects him back in “couple days." Al Horford will play.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirms both Jaylen Brown & Gordon Hayward (both sick) are back tonight. Aron Baynes starts for Al Horford (knee). Brown & Hayward remain off bench.
A. Sherrod Blakely: No surprises on the injury report for the #Celtics heading into Friday #Hawks game. Al Horford (knee) and Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) are OUT. Jaylen Brown (illness) is questionable.
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ruled out by Celtics tonight in Minnesota. Boston is off until next Thursday at home against the Knicks.
Jared Weiss: Jaylen says this injury isn’t nearly as bad as previous ones, but he’s been having some back spasms after the injury. Says it’s been getting better the last few days and will test it out tomorrow.
Tom Westerholm: Jaylen Brown: “If it was a list of injuries that everybody’s dealing with in the NBA, I’d probably pick mine over a lot of the other ones. So I’ll be back soon, just want to make sure I’m healthy and be back to help the team win."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics list Jaylen Brown (Right Low Back Bruise) as doubtful vs New Orleans. Terry Rozier (Left Knee Soreness) is probable. Gordon Hayward off the injury list and should be back after sitting out the second night of a back to back.
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown suggested he’s battling metatarsalgia. He’s changing the orthotics in his shoes to alleviate the pain after the ones in Indy bothered him. "Can’t play around with my feet. I’ll be alright for tonight.”
Abby Chin: Jaylen Brown is a go tonight in Indy. No minutes restriction, according to Brad Stevens. Jaylen told us this morning the pain in his right foot improved to bearable and he’s wearing new orthotics in his shoes to alleviate some of the pressure. #Celtics
Still, Brown said he's hopeful the issue won't linger. "I don't think it's anything that's going to keep me out long-term, I just have to manage it properly, keep it from flaring up," Brown said. "I definitely want to be on the floor as much as possible and continue to stay in rhythm, because it's going to be a challenge all year to staying in rhythm. Hopefully I'll be able to feel a lot better tomorrow, closer to 100 percent. ... "It's pain across the foot, so any time I put pressure down, when I take off or run, I feel pain shoot around the foot. If it was a playoff game, I'd definitely be trying to play through it, but the concern is we have an 82-game season, so they are kind of reeling me back. But we'll see how it goes."
Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown was listed as probable for Thursday's Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers, but coach Brad Stevens said if Brown does play, he will come off the bench for the first time this season.
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown remains doubtful for Game 2. He did not practice Wednesday. He’s on court now doing light shooting but Brad Stevens uncertain how much he’ll do in walkthrough.
Sean Grande: Marcus Morris and Al Horford will both return tonight. Jaylen Brown (toe) will play. Shane Larkin (ill) is out.
Marc D'Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Jaylen Brown is back and will start tonight against the Kings. Marcus Morris is out with a sprained ankle but should “be back sooner rather than later,” says Brad Stevens.
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“Same player,” Brown said from the first half to the second. “Just had to get settled in. That’s it. As the game wears on, some of that energy, some of that intensity starts to wear off, so the game opens up a little bit. The game opened up for me in the second half. “I didn’t want to get down. I didn’t want to look into the past, think that this game was over. My team needed me to come out and respond. “First half was s—. Threw it away. [Just] come out, play basketball in the second half.”
Boston’s path to this moment has not been the idyllic storybook tale — at least not yet — but it has been awfully effective just the same. “The mental stress and strain we put on some teams with our defense has worked and carried us through the playoffs at times,” Udoka said. “You saw in the Brooklyn [Nets] series, guys started to wear down. Game 7, [Giannis] Antetokounmpo slowed down some. But having all those bodies to continue to throw at people wears down on them.”