Jaylen Brown’s Participation in Tonight’s Celtics-Raptors Game (Jan. 15)

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has been ruled out for the game against the Toronto Raptors due to a right knee hyperextension.
‣ Despite Brown’s injury, the Celtics remain the No. 1 favorite to win this season’s championship according to multiple NBA betting sites.
‣ Brown, who is currently averaging 23.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 33.5 minutes per game, believes there is still a lot of potential he hasn’t tapped into yet.

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Jaylen Brown, the guard for the Boston Celtics, won’t be playing in Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. It’s a right knee hyperextension that’s keeping him off the court. The two-time All-Star has been pretty consistent this season, only missing two games so far.

At 27, Brown is the only Celtics player listed on the injury report. He’s had a solid season, starting in 37 games. He’s an eight-year veteran, and his stats are impressive. He’s been averaging 23.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 33.5 minutes per game.

The Celtics are still the top pick to win the championship this season, according to multiple NBA betting sites. Other teams with good odds are the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Brown has been quoted saying, “I still think I have a lot of potential I haven’t tapped into, yet”. He’s focused on improving and believes there’s still room for growth.

He’s also been shooting a career-best 49.6% from the field, 36.7% from deep, and 73.5% at the foul line. His performance in Boston’s 133-131 loss to the Indiana Pacers last Monday was noteworthy. He recorded a season-high 40 points in 38 minutes of action.

The University of California, Berkeley product is also averaging a player efficiency rating of 18.2. His true shooting percentage is 58.4%, and his usage percentage is 28.9%.

In terms of field goals this season, Brown ranks ninth in the NBA (331). He’s 17th in field goal attempts (667), 16th in 2-point field goals (250), 20th in turnovers (96), and 20th in defensive win shares (1.7).

As for the Raptors, forward Otto Porter Jr. (knee) is also out. Centers Jakob Poeltl (ankle) and Christian Koloko (respiratory) remain out indefinitely.

The Celtics have been doing well, with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. They’ve won the past seven matchups with the Raptors. Plus, Boston is 11-1 in its previous 12 road games against Toronto.

On the other hand, the Raptors have been struggling. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games and 1-4 in their past five. They haven’t won a game against an Atlantic Division opponent in their last 12 tries. They’re also on a three-game losing streak.

The Celtics have been dominating the Raptors this season, with a 3-0 record. In their last meeting on Dec. 30, the Celtics won 120-118. Brown scored 31 points, contributing to the team’s third victory over the Raptors.

According to NBA sportsbooks, the Celtics are 6-point favorites for Monday’s game. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index gives Boston a 68.4% chance of defeating the Raptors on the road.

James Shotwell
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