Jaylen Brown returns, Celtics beat Rockets 108-90
Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown returned to the court on Monday night after recovering from a hamstring injury and helped lead his team to a 108-90 win over the Houston Rockets.
Brown, who had to be sidelined for eight games prior to the Rockets game, scored 19 points in 23 minutes.
“It felt good to be back out there, just being with my teammates and competing,” Brown said. “I didn’t feel my best out there. I felt good going all the way up until the game, then I had a little bit of tightness. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and keep building. I wasn’t super happy with how my body felt. We’re working through it.”
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was satisfied with Brown’s overall performance post-recovery and glad he was back to the team.
“He looked good,” Udoka said. “Early in the game, it looked like he took a little time to get warm, get up and down. As much as he’s worked and rehabbed and played with some of the coaches and likewise, it’s nothing like an actual game out there, so it took a little bit of time. He got warm and then went on that flurry in the third quarter. He said it still doesn’t feel normal, but to have him back in that third quarter, and see what he did, was a great sign.”
Brown said he is still trying to get back in shape and is looking forward to fully contributing to the Celtics.
“I think that in the next coming days, I’ll get back to feeling 100%, and we’ll get back to adding some wins,” Brown said. “This group has played extremely well while I’ve been out. I’ve seen a lot of steps forward from a lot of guys that makes me excited about our potential. I just want to continue to add value, play off those guys and keep winning games.”
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