NOVEMBER 8: Brown will be out for “a week or two” due to his hamstring strain, head coach Ime Udoka said today (Twitter link via Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald).
If Brown is able to return a week from today, he’d miss Boston’s next three games. A two-week absence would cost him the team’s next seven or eight contests.
Brown exited the game at the end of the third quarter after experiencing tightness. He finished with 17 points, five rebounds and two assists on 5-of-14 shooting, logging just over 29 minutes.
“We’ll know more tomorrow about severity or length of time or whatever. .. They’re a little different with everybody and so, depending on the grade of the strain, it could be anywhere from a week to two weeks, depending on the person,” head coach Ime Udoka said.
Brown is coming off the first All-Star season of his professional career. The 25-year-old is averaging 25.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals through eight games this season, shooting 49% from the floor.
Boston started the campaign poorly on defense and recently dealt with some chemistry issues, but the team held Orlando to 79 points on Wednesday and Miami to 78 points in its last outing. The Celtics will be seeking their third straight win when they visit Dallas on Saturday night.