Celtics’ Brown doubt­ful for Game 2

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WALTHAM, MASS. >> Jaylen Brown did not play in the Celtics’ 117-107 Game 1 take-down of the Philadelphia 76ers and though he de­clared he’d be back for Game 2, there is still un­cer­tainty and cau­tion.

Just be­fore prac­tice on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Brown was doubt­ful to re­turn to the lineup for Game 2.

Brown suf­fered a right ham­string in­jury in Game 7 of the Celtics first-round se­ries against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks. Brown will be re­assessed by the Celtics’ med­i­cal staff to­day be­fore any fi­nal de­ci­sion is made.

“The bot­tom line with this ham­string in­jury is that it’s not ter­ri­ble, it’s not a long-term thing and it shouldn’t linger if he comes back at the right time,” Stevens said. “But you could make it worse if you don’t come back at the right time if you have to guard JJ Redick or Marco Be­linelli.”

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