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Jaylen Brown ruled out vs. Magic on Wednesday

Celtics guard is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not play. Kemba Walker is good to go.

Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics reacts as he looks to pass during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at TD Garden on May 02, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

The Boston Celtics are set to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET., and they won’t have one of their most important players. The team announced Tuesday that Jaylen Brown had been ruled out because of an ankle sprain. Brown has averaged 26 points per game over his last five contests, and his absence could deal a major blow to Boston’s offense.

Brown isn’t the only Celtics frontcourt player who’s banged up, as Tristan Thompson is questionable for Wednesday with a pectoral strain. On the bright side, PG Kemba Walker is set to return to the line after missing four games with an oblique injury and could help replace some of Brown’s scoring.

Rookie wing Aaron Nesmith has scored at least 15 points in three straight games and will likely be the player who replaces Brown in the starting lineup. The Vanderbilt produce has made eight threes on 66% shooting during his hot streak.