Jaylen Brown able to leave court on his own after hard fall

Reed, who did not make his Suns debut until January 14 due to a knee injury suffered during the summer, played 16 minutes and finished with two points on 1-for-7 shooting and three rebounds. Bjelica's first 20-10 game in the National Basketball Association was ultimately wasted in the season-high third straight loss for the Timberwolves, who are still trying to find their way without injured All-Star Jimmy Butler. Meanwhile, the Raptors take on Houston (and their 17-game winning streak) Friday night. He stepped on DeJounte Murray's foot after getting fouled on a layup attempt, twisting his troublesome right ankle. It clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Celtics. They entered play as the No. 6 seed but were just 1.5 games behind the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and 2.5 games ahead of two teams outside the playoff picture.

After he lost his balance on a dunk and slammed his head and neck area off the court, Brown was eventually able to walk off under his own power.

Brown was ruled out for the remainder of the game as he underwent checks for concussion related symptoms under the supervision of the Minnesota medical team.

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After Jayson Tatum's shot bounced off the rim midway through the second quarter, the shooting guard came out of nowhere and threw down a ferocious one-handed put-back dunk. Devin Booker had 30 points for Phoenix.

Hassan Whiteside scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Heat earned a 108-99 victory over the visiting 76ers. The Celtics are now averaging 117 points a night since the All-Star break, while going 6-1 throughout that span. Caris Levert scored 22 points, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and 12 rebounds to provide a spark off the bench for the Nets. Al Horford chipped in with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while shooting 50 percent from the field. Now, more good news has been reported, as the 21-year-old California product was apparently "feeling good" when he left the arena to undergo some tests, according to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.

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