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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown out vs. Grizzlies with ankle injury

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Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown will sit out against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday to nurse a right ankle injury, according to the team.

Brown looked good on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers after returning from a two-game absence due to a thumb injury. He scored 20 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out six assists, and nabbed three steals in a 32-point victory over their longtime rival. The victory was punctuated by a poster-worthy slam over LeBron James.

This short-term injury is one of the many the Celtics have had to endure throughout their first half of the season, now crossing over to the back half with a record of 28-14.

Marcus Smart is bound to get the nod to start at shooting guard next to Kemba Walker after most key rotation players got some extra time off at the end of the fourth quarter.

Brown is one of three Celtics averaging 20 points on the season, along with key contributions of 6.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per contest.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft secured a beefy contract extension this summer, a sign that he is within the plans of the organization for the long run.

Jaylen Brown will be considered questionable for Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic, but shouldn’t be out for long, depending on the soreness in the next couple of days..