#NEBHInjuryReport vs. Los Angeles:
Jaylen Brown – Right Thumb Sprain – QUESTIONABLE
Kemba Walker – Left Knee Soreness – QUESTIONABLE
Robert Williams – Left Hip Bone Edema – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 19, 2020
Brown and Walker each missed Boston's loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, with Brown still nursing a sprained thumb and Walker dealing with knee soreness.
The Celtics still found a way to score in their absence, thanks in part to shooting guard Marcus Smart setting a franchise record with 11 three-pointers. Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum combined for 48 points of their own, and Daniel Theis also reached double figures.
However, Boston could not stop the Suns on the other end of the floor. Devin Booker poured in 39 points and nearly notched a triple-double with 1o rebounds and nine assists. Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges each scored 26 points, and Dario Saric added 13 of his own.
The Celtics have been unable to stop the bleeding, losing each of their last three and six of their last eight. The injuries have certainly taken their toll on the rotation.
Hayward missed time with a broken hand and a foot issue, while Smart was sidelined due to an infection in each of his eyes.
Walker had already missed three straight games after a bout with flu, and he is now experiencing more physical discomfort. Brown's injury was not thought to be serious, but he will likely be a game-time decision ahead of Monday night's game.
The Celtics will hope both Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown will be available as they try to put a halt to their losing skid against the surging Lakers.