Jaylen Brown & Jonas Jerebko to get starts tonight as Stevens shakes up line-up
Jaylen Brown and Jonas Jerebko will start tonight, along with Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Al Horford.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 25, 2017
Nice test for Jaylen tonight. Was time to pull him out of the garage for a real spin. He only has to guard James Harden. https://t.co/gFbzwZ7DDm— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 25, 2017
Marcus Smart not starting tonight has to be a form of punishment. Can't see how Jaylen Brown over Smart vs Harden/Beverley is better for C's— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) January 25, 2017
When I first heard the news, I assumed the Jaylen Brown for Marcus Smart part was at least partially connected to his outburst last night. Celtics reporter/analyst Marc D'Amico's tweet strengthens that argument. My guess is that Jae Crowder will be given the task of sticking James Harden to begin the game, and not Jaylen, as Bill Simmons tweeted.