11/5/19 - Boston Celtics injury update for tonight's game against Cleveland Cavaliers
Tonight, the Boston Celtics are traveling to Cleveland to face off against Kevin Love and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Looking to keep their win streak alive for their 5th consecutive game, Boston is fully capable of ending the night on a win against the 2-4 Cavs despite their injury report continuing to looking pretty familiar.
Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III is listed as probable tonight after missing the last game due to a sore left hip. Photo via Rob Carr
Jaylen Brownwill sit out his third consecutive game tonight due to the same illness that forced him to miss two home victories against the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks. It's certainly a bummer amongst both the team and the fans to have one of our top valued scorers miss potentially more than half of our early season win streak. However, we shouldn't have to wait too much longer as according to Brad Stevens Jaylen could be joining the team after tonights match up for the rest of their road trip.
#NEBHInjuryReport Jaylen Brown (illness) will not travel to Cleveland today, but could join the team later in the road trip according to Brad Stevens.
Newest Celtics big man Enes Kanter should miss yet another game for Boston after getting banged up in the season opener versus Philadelphia. He's listed as doubtful with a left knee contusion so technically he could still play, but it's highly unlikely that this is the game he comes back for after all this time. His experience will be sorely missed though as the Cavaliers' big men may be a factor that keeps them in the game if Boston has a rough night out.
On the bright side, sophomore big man Robert Williams III is listed as probable for tonights match up so at least we may get him back on the floor after he missed the close victory over the Knicks Friday night due to a sore left hip. In the absence of all these bigs, Daniel Theis has been playing pretty well in his bonus minutes. Hopefully, he doesn't lose that edge as Williams is added back into the flow of things and the two can continue to be productive and help keep the win streak alive.
Tonight's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers starts at 7 p.m. eastern time.
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