The reigning Sixth Man of the Year landed on the injury report once again with a “questionable” label, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN. A right forearm strain sidelined Malcolm Brogdon on Saturday for Game 6. His right forearm has bothered him since Game 5. The Celtics listed him as questionable prior to the contest. Unfortunately, he was unable to recover in time for the showdown.
Of course it remains possible for Brogdon to suit up on Monday at TD Garden. Perhaps the extra rest he got with his recent absence will be able to put him in a better position to play. However, if he's unable to get to 100 percent and his forearm continues to be an issue, it's unlikely the Celtics will play him.
Considering how crucial Game 7 is, Boston understands that there is no room for mistake for them.
Malcolm Brogdon averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists on 48.4 percent shooting throughout the 2022-23 season. In the 2023 NBA Playoffs, he's putting up 12.6 points, 3.7 boards and 3.1 dimes. He has been a key backup for Boston. The team really missed him in Game 6 when they almost blew their 13-point lead and collapsed before Derrick White saved the season for them.
Of course, hopes are high that Brogdon would be given the greenlight to play in Game 7. With the momentum swinging in the Celtics' favor, having a healthy Brogdon and a complete roster could very well improve their chances of completing the 3-0 comeback against the Heat.