Jaylen Brown Provides Update on Injured Left Hand

Apr 3, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball past
Apr 3, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball past / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday night at TD Garden, the Boston Celtics clinched the NBA's best record this regular season, earning home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

They did so with a 135-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which they staged a 25-7 run in the final frame and outscored their guests 42-17 in the fourth quarter.

Jaylen Brown generated 15 of his 23 points in the final period. He also snagged seven rebounds, dished out four assists, and had two blocks in the victory.

However, the two-time All-Star, who's dealing with what the team lists on its injury reports as a left-hand sprain, also had five turnovers and was 4/14 before the final frame.

Credit to him, he stayed locked in defensively, including sprinting to catch up to Chet Holmgren in transition, knocking the ball out as the seven-foot-one former second-overall pick went for a layup at the end of the first half.

But it was evident at times that the Marietta, Georgia native's hand was bothering him.

After Saturday's 104-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Brown conveyed of his left-hand injury, "I'm gonna get that looked at when we get back to Boston," adding, "It's been bothering me for a little bit now."

On the heels of Wednesday's victory, when asked about those findings, he shared, "I think I got a sprain or a strain on a ligament in my hand. But I think it's fine. Something I'm not really concerned with going forward. It bothered me a little bit tonight. Part of it is playing through it because it gives you more information...But I think it's nothing to be concerned about."

The Celtics clinching everything they came for in the regular season makes it easier to rest Brown in this final stretch before the playoffs.

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