Jayson Tatum is back tonight but Kemba Walker is OUT.
Kemba Walker won t play on Monday against the Bulls as he rests the knee he had offseason surgery on.
They are careful with Kemba because he was absent for a long time due to injury and this is a back 2 back game so he will rest …
Boston blew off Cavaliers last night and Brown scored 33 points in just 19 minutes of play, which is more than impressive.
Tonight those minutes must be much stronger, it can be said that last night Brown didn’t even get to sweat for those 19 minutes.
Besides, Tatum is coming back …
Tatum has cleared the health and safety protocols and will be available to play Monday after being sidelined just over two weeks. It is unclear if coach Stevens will monitor or limit playing time for Tatum in his first action since January 8, and the Celtics will be without Kemba Walker (rest) on the second night of a back-to-back. The Celtics are a little thin at point guard with Payton Pritchard (knee) unavailable for a few weeks. Expect Marcus Smart and Jeff Teague to receive those duties.
Brown and Tatum should take about 80% of the Boston shots, all that matters to me here is that Brown gets 30+ minutes.
Chicago very badly defends the SG position, from which they receive an average of 22 points and allow 19 shots per game.
Brown is playing the dream season, he is already averaging 27.3 points per game in these 10 games and the last 4 are scoring 25, 26, 42 and 33 points last night.