Is Jaylen Brown Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Celtics vs 76ers on April 4)

Is Jaylen Brown playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Celtics vs 76ers on April 4.
Is Jaylen Brown playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Celtics vs 76ers on April 4. / (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

The Boston Celtics are back in action Tuesday night as they face the Philadelphia 76ers at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is Jaylen Brown, who is dealing with a back injury.

Jaylen Brown Injury Update (4/4/2023)

Brown is listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest due to low back pain. He earned this same designation ahead of Boston's last outing on Friday, but he eventually went on to suit up and play 34 minutes against the Utah Jazz.

That means he could be fine to play against the 76ers, especially since it didn't limit him in terms of playing time on Friday. He wasn't particularly effective against Utah, though, recording just 12 points, which tied his third-lowest showing of the 2022-23 season.

With that in mind, Brown's availability warrants close monitoring ahead of tip-off. Boston has managed just fine without the All-Star this season, going 9-3 when he's sidelined. On the other hand, this is an important matchup for playoff seeding with the 76ers just 3.0 games back of Boston for the No. 2 seed.

Given the stakes at hand, it'd be no surprise if Brown suits up despite being questionable. Keep an eye on his status throughout the day, though, for any changes.

Jaylen Brown Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

Jaylen Brown currently isn't listed with any prop bets, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds, while his status is unclear. Meanwhile, Boston is slated as a 2-point underdog against the 76ers.

Brown also has an $8,900 price tag for tonight's FanDuel DFS slate. He's been great this year, averaging 42.0 fantasy points per game, but is coming off of a 20.4-point showing last time out while he deals with this back issue. Facing a stiff defense like Philly's while potentially hobbled, Brown is a fade tonight.

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