Is Jaylen Brown playing tonight against the Golden State Warriors? | January 19th, 2023 | 2022-23 NBA Season

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Jaylen Brown's injury status against the Golden State Warriors.

Jaylen Brown and his Boston Celtics will host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The two teams met in the 2022 NBA Finals and will play their second and final game of the 2022-23 season on Jan. 19.

Unfortunately, neither team will be at their full strength. However, Steph Curry has returned for the Warriors, which will be a complete game-changer. On the other hand, Brown is not 100% healthy yet and will likely miss the game.

While Brown's injury status hasn't been 100% decided yet, the 6-foot-6 swingman most likely won't suit up on Thursday. He has missed five games for the Celtics so far this season.

Jaylen Brown is dealing with injury problems and is questionable against the Golden State Warriors

Brown has been one of the healthiest star players in the NBA this season. He's only missed five games and hasn't had any serious issues. Unfortunately, his groin injury has caused him to miss the past three games.

The Celtics have had no problems playing without the talented swingman. They are 5-0 in the games that he's missed and are currently the hottest team in the Eastern Conference with seven straight wins.

Brown has missed the past three games for the Celtics.
Brown has missed the past three games for the Celtics.

Brown's status for Thursday night's matchup is questionable, meaning that he will most likely not play in the game. Considering how amazing the Celtics have been lately, sitting him out might be the right thing to do.

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It's also important to note that the Celtics are one of the best home teams in the NBA this season. In 22 games played in Boston, the Celtics have only lost five of them.

The Warriors already played against the Celtics this season.
The Warriors already played against the Celtics this season.

The Warriors, on the other hand, have been awful on the road. They've also played 22 games, going 5-17. Despite dealing with injuries, the Dubs have bounced back with a victory against the Washington Wizards on Monday night.

In their first matchup this season, the Warriors beat Boston 123-107. Jaylen Brown, who scored 31 points on 13-for-23 shooting, was the best player on the Celtics, but it wasn't enough to beat the Dubs.

Brown has been amazing so far this season

In 40 games during the 2022-23 season, Jaylen Brown has averaged a career-high 27.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He's also set the best mark of his career in shooting percentage with 49.8%.

Brown's best performance was a 41-point, 12-rebound showdown against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 1, 2022.


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Thanks to Brown's amazing performances, the Celtics sit comfortably at the top of the league with a 33-12 record. They also have a comfortable lead in the East as the Milwaukee Bucks, who are currently in second spot in the conference, are four games behind them.

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