Jaylen Brown insisted he's playing in Game 2, and the Boston Celtics' training staff agrees.
Brown was officially listed as 'probable' before Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The second-year forward ultimately suited up for the game but did not start.
#NEBHInjuryaReport Jaylen Brown has been upgraded to PROBABLE with a right hamstring strain.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 3, 2018
The second-year swingman has dealt with a strained right hamstring he suffered during Game 7 of the first-round series vs. Milwaukee, missing the first game of the East semifinals.
Prior to Game 1, which the Celtics won 117-101, coach Brad Stevens said Brown does look good and could play in the series. Brown expected to return sooner rather than later, telling reporters "I'll be back" and "I'm playing" in Game 2.
"I’m basically trying to come back in two days from a two-week type injury," Brown said, per NBC Sports Boston.