Grizzlies vs. Celtics Injury Reports: Is Jayson Tatum, Ja Morant keep shining?

The Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics will play each other on Sunday in Boston. This season, the Celtics won their first matchup,109-106.

Latest Injury Status Jayson Tatum and Ja Morant for Grizzlies vs. Celtics game

Boston defeated Toronto by a final score of 109-106 on the road on November 7 thanks to 39 points from Tatum, 10 rebounds from Malcolm Brogdon, and 12 assists from Smart. Morant scored 30 points, grabbed 8 boards, and dished out 9 assists that night.

The Celtics will be hosting the 23-5 at home but 11-16 on the road Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon. The Celtics are going for their fourth straight series win after winning the first eight games in their home arena.

The Boston Celtics are feeling good about themselves going into this game thanks to their 127-116 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. For home victories, they’ll need to maintain that scorching pace on offense.

Even without Jaylen Brown (facial swelling), Marcus Smart (ankle), and Al Horford (groin injury), the Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets 127-116 on Friday.

After an up-and-down stretch that included three consecutive losses and four in six games, the Boston Celtics are the first NBA team to reach 40 wins this season.

With an ankle injury, Marcus Smart will not play on Sunday against the Grizzlies, as reported by Jay King of The Athletic.

Smart has missed the last 10 games due to a sprained right ankle, and if reports about him not returning before the All-Star break are true, he will miss Tuesday’s game against the Bucks as well.

Derrick White, Malcolm Brogdon, and Payton Pritchard should get more minutes in the backcourt now that Jaylen Brown won’t be there to provide a familiar face.

A report by Jay King of The Athletic states that the Celtics promised an update on Brown’s (face) condition next week.

On Thursday, Brown had a checkup, and the results were not encouraging. The Celtics haven’t officially stated that he won’t play again until after the All-Star break, but at this point, that seems highly unlikely.

It’s possible that in Brown’s absence, Malcolm Brogdon, Sam Hauser, and Grant Williams will see increased playing time.

Brogdon (Achilles) played through some discomfort to help the Celtics beat the Hornets on Friday. He played only 18 minutes, shot 1-for-6 from the field, and contributed 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. When that happened, the team’s streak of 16 consecutive games with double-digit points scored ended.

Brogdon is expected to see more playing time while Jaylen Brown (face) and Marcus Smart (ankle) are sidelined.

Injury Reports Celtics

Marcus Smart Feb. 11 Ankle
Malcolm Brogdon Feb. 11 Achilles
Jaylen Brown Feb. 9 Face OUT
Danilo Gallinari Sep. 8 Knee OUT

The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak and ended a 1-8 stretch with a 128-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were successful on both ends of the court, which is vital if they hope to beat the Celtics on the road.

Ja Morant scored 32 points (on 13-of-23 field goal attempts, 3-of-7 from deep, and 6-of-6 from the foul line) and added nine rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in 33 minutes of action.

Again, Morant was spectacular in the Grizzlies’ rout, coming close to a triple-double but falling short by a rebound and an assist.

The star point guard has been on a roll recently, posting averages of 27.8 points, 9.8 assists, and 6.6 rebounds over his last 10 games.

Injury Reports Grizzlies

Steven Adams Jan. 24 Knee OUT