Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon (elbow) available for Game 7 vs. Heat

May 29, 2023, 7:29 PM

BOSTON -- Celtics point guard Malcolm Brogdon is available for Monday night's deciding Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the visiting Miami Heat, the team announced about an hour before tipoff. 

The 2023 Sixth Man of the Year has been dealing with a partial tear in the tendon in his right elbow, an injury that worsened early in this series. After scoring a combined two points on 1-of-13 shooting from the field in Games 3-5, Brogdon sat out Saturday's Game 6 win in Miami.

While Brogdon's forearm is still sore, a source said the swelling and pain has subsided and he feels more confident about being able to make a positive impact. He took jump shots in front of the media at shootaround Monday morning.

In his first year with the Celtics, the 6-foot-4, 229-pound veteran averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the regular season.

Brogdon, who has played three years each with the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, has never played in the NBA Finals.

Also Monday night, Gabe Vincent is starting for Miami after being listed as questionable with a sprained left ankle. He returned for Game 6 after missing Game 5 with the injury.