The Boston Celtics largely have avoided the injury bug this season, but that changed to some degree Saturday night in Dallas.
The Celtics added injury to insult in Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks when Jaylen Brown crashed to the floor after trying to block a Maxi Kleber layup attempt late in the fourth quarter.
Brown’s awkward fall will force him to miss Monday’s clash with the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center. But luckily for the 22-year-old and his team, Brown appears to have avoided serious injury.
Stevens already has tweaked his starting lineup once this season with Gordon Hayward going to the bench, and now the Celtics coach will be forced to make another shuffle with Brown sidelined.
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