NBA roundup: Boston’s Jaylen Brown hopes for quick return from sore knee

By | November 13, 2022

Jaylen Brown sat out Saturday’s win for the Celtics with a knee contusion. Charles Krupa/Related Press

The Celtics had been with out three key gamers – Al Horford, Malcolm Brogdon and Jaylen Brown – of their 117-108 win over Detroit on Saturday. Horford hasn’t performed the second straight sport all season and Brogdon is each day with a proper hamstring pressure.

Brown was a late scratch after initially being listed as questionable on the harm report with a bruised left knee. Brown was demoted earlier than the sport because the Celtics opted to be cautious with the 26-year-old.

“His knee simply did not react after 24 hours, lower than 24 hours,” Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla mentioned after the sport. “So we thought the very best factor in the long term is to get him handled and hopefully he’ll be prepared on Monday.”

Boston hosts Oklahoma Metropolis on Monday. Contemplating the Thunder aren’t contenders, the Celtics could possibly be conservative with Brown. Boston ought to recuperate Horford and Brogdon may additionally return after lacking the final two video games.

Brown suffered the bruise when he took a tough fall in Friday’s win over the Nuggets. He performed the remainder of the sport and his post-match feedback seemed that it wasn’t a severe concern going ahead.

“I am fantastic,” Brown mentioned Friday. “I requested the physician to try my knee. I additionally rolled my ankle within the final sport. So just a bit bumped, however that’ll be fantastic.

SUNDAY GAMES

THUNDER 145, KNICKS 135: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 factors, Josh Giddey had a triple-double and Oklahoma Metropolis hit a season-high 62.5 p.c from the sphere in a win at New York.

Giddey had 24 factors, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, which earned its fifth straight win at Madison Sq. Backyard. Giddey joined Wilt Chamberlain (1968) as the one different participant in NBA historical past to report triple-doubles in his first two video games at MSG.

Lu Dort additionally had 24 factors for Oklahoma Metropolis and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 17.

Six Knicks scored in double figures, led by Cam Reddish, who had a season-high 26 factors. Julius Randle had 25 and Immanuel Quickley added 24.


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