Brown to miss 1-2 weeks for Celtics with hamstring strain

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Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown will be out one-to-two weeks with a strained right hamstring, head coach Ime Udoka said Monday.

Brown sat out the Celtics' 107-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday after suffering the injury during Thursday's win against the Miami Heat.

The 25-year-old leads Boston in scoring at 25.6 points per game while shooting 39.7% on 7.3 attempts from deep per contest. He's also averaging 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals in eight games so far this season.

Brown and fellow Celtics star Jayson Tatum were recently the subjects of public criticism from teammate Marcus Smart, who said that they "don't want to pass the ball" following Boston's late-game collapse against the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 1.

Smart's comments reportedly sparked a players-only meeting the next day. After defeating the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, Brown told reporters that the remarks were "something that we probably didn't need" but added that he's always open to communication within the squad.

The Celtics sit 12th in the Eastern Conference at 4-6. The team is set to host the Toronto Raptors and the defending-champion Milwaukee Bucks in its next two games, followed by two consecutive road matchups against the Cavaliers, all within the next week.

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Brown to miss 1-2 weeks for Celtics with hamstring strain
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