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Crowder (groin) will participate in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland.

Crowder injured his groin in Game 4, however the injury didn't appear to be too severe as he was able to play the remainder of the game and contribute 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists across 40 minutes. Although it's possible that he could be slightly hindered by the injury, Crowder is in Boston's starting five and will look to supply similar numbers Thursday night.
Yesterday 7:02 pm (EST)
Amir Johnson Headshot

Johnson (shoulder) will play in Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

Not all too surprising a decision considering Johnson was available in emergency situations for Game 4. Kelly Olynyk will continue to start at power forward but Johnson could provide a spark off the bench. Given the injury, the 30-year-old probably won't garner much fantasy value, especially with Jaylen Brown also cleared for the contest.
Yesterday 6:56 pm (EST)
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown (hip) will play in Game 5 against the Cavaliers, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports.

Brown suffered a minor hip injury during Game 4's loss but was able to plan through the pain and he'll now suit up for what could be the Celtics final game of the season. The rookie has averaged 18.5 minutes per game in the series but could see a slight dip in action due to the injury. If he does see less action, look for his minutes to be divided among Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Marcus Smart.
Yesterday 6:41 pm (EST)
Jae Crowder Headshot

Crowder is dealing with a groin injury, but is considered probable going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

Crowder was noticeably hobbled during Game 4, but was still able to play 40 minutes and record 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. With the Celtics on the brink of elimination, Crowder is fully expected to again play through his injury and as long as the pain isn't too much to handle, look for him to take on his full complement of minutes. Crowder's status should be updated again after Thursday's morning shootaround.
05/24/17 5:07 pm (EST)
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

Brown likely suffered the injury during Game 4, but was able to play through it. Through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Finals, he's averaged a modest 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds across 19.3 minutes per game, though his potential absence would be magnified considering the loss of Isaiah Thomas. If he's unable to give it a go, expect the likes of Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Marcus Smart to all possibly see additional run.
05/24/17 5:02 pm (EST)
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