Multiple Celtics Starters Uncertain for Friday's Kings Game

Dec 20, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket vs. the Sacramento Kings.
Dec 20, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket vs. the Sacramento Kings. / Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics secured the NBA's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. They outscored the Oklahoma City Thunder 42-17 in the final frame of their 135-100 win, registering their 60th win of the season.

"It says a lot about who we are," Celtics' head coach Joe Mazzulla told his team in the locker room after emerging victorious for the 60th time in 76 games. "Make sure we appreciate that we're a part of something special...But also, keep that edge to know when it starts, it's 0-0."

As the C's continue pacing players in the final stretch of the regular season, which now only has six contests left, they list two starters as questionable on their initial injury report for Friday's matchup vs. the Sacramento Kings.

Jaylen Brown is dealing with a left-hand sprain he shed light on after generating 15 points in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

Derrick White, who finished with eight points and six assists against Oklahoma City, is uncertain for Friday's tilt because of a lower back contusion.

Jaden Springer will miss his fifth straight game due to left knee tendinopathy.

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Bobby Krivitsky


Bobby Krivitsky's experiences include covering the NBA as a credentialed reporter for Basketball Insiders. He's also a national sports talk host for SportsMap Radio, a network airing on 96 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, he was a major-market host, update anchor, and producer for IMG Audio, and he worked for Bleacher Report as an NFL and NBA columnist.