Is Jaylen Brown's hamstring a concern? Celtics star addresses injury


As Celtics fans basked in the afterglow of Boston's first-round sweep of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, Jaylen Brown raised a few eyebrows in his postgame interview with NBC Sports Boston's Abby Chin.

"Just gotta be poised," Brown told Chin when asked about his mindset after Jayson Tatum fouled out with 2:48 remaining in Game 4. "I had some hamstring problems going into the second half. We just wanted to make sure we did our jobs and get a good team win."

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Chin asked a follow-up about Brown's hamstring.

"I'm all right. I think I'm all right," Brown responded. "I'm gonna go get it checked out, and I think I'll be fine for the next one."

It's unclear when Brown started to deal with his hamstring issues, but NBC Sports Boston analyst Brian Scalabrine noted he saw Brown grabbing his hamstring at one point in the fourth quarter.

Whatever was ailing Brown didn't slow him down much, however: The Celtics star scored six of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including this clutch layup that put Boston up three with a minute remaining.

Brown missed eight games in November due to a right hamstring injury, so perhaps he just reaggravated the ailment Monday night. Brown didn't seem particularly concerned that it would be a long-term issue, though.

"Yeah, it's all right," Brown added in his postgame press conference.

The Celtics should have at least four or five days off before they begin their second-round series against either the Milwaukee Bucks or Chicago Bulls, so Brown can use that time to rest up before the C's continue their playoff push.

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