Celtics Injury Report: Jaylen Brown questionable; Jayson Tatum doubtful vs. Heat

Darren Hartwell
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Might Brown join Tatum among Celtics players out vs. Heat? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The shorthanded Boston Celtics might be even more shorthanded than expected Sunday night.

The Celtics listed a total of nine players on their injury report for Sunday's game against the Miami Heat at TD Garden. Most notably, Jaylen Brown has been added to the injury report as questionable due to health and safety protocols, while Jayson Tatum -- who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday -- is doubtful.

Here's Boston's full injury report:

OUT

Tristan Thompson (Health and safety protocols)

Robert Williams (Health and safety protocols)

Grant Williams (Health and safety protocols)

Kemba Walker (Left knee injury recovery)

Romeo Langford (Right wrist surgery)

DOUBTFUL

Jayson Tatum (Health and safety protocols)

QUESTIONABLE

Jaylen Brown (Health and safety protocols)

Semi Ojeleye (Health and safety protocols)

Javonte Green (Health and safety protocols)

Tatum was awaiting the results of a confirmation test Saturday, per the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy. If that test comes back positive for COVID-19, he'll reportedly have to quarantine for 10 to 14 days.

If that's the case and Brown, Ojeleye and Green all can't play Sunday, it would leave the Celtics with just eight active players, five of whom are guards.

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Here's who Brad Stevens would have left:

Guards: Marcus Smart, Payton Pritchard, Jeff Teague, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters

Wings: Aaron Nesmith

Bigs: Daniel Theis, Tacko Fall

Nesmith, Theis and Fall are the only players in that group over 6-foot-3, so Boston would roll out an extremely small lineup in its second game against Miami this season.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, and if the Celtics have at least eight active players on their roster, it's likely the game will go on.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
New York
+240+7.5O 213.5
Boston
-304-7.5U 213.5