September 27, 2020, 10:50 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown played well in Sunday's Game 6 loss to the Heat, tallying a team-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting.
Brown left it all on the line, adding eight boards, three treys, four dimes and three steals to the stat sheet in what was a heartbreaking loss to the fifth-seed in the East. The Celtics will now have to take a breath, leave the bubble to go home to their families and regroup. Regardless of tonight's end result, the Celtics are a legitimate ECF contender for years to come.
September 25, 2020, 11:38 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown went 4-of-10 from downtown on his way to 28 points on 12-of-23 shooting as the Celtics downed the Heat 121-108 on Friday.
Brown sank back-to-back threes in the fourth quarter, making sure that the Heat were unable to muster any sort of comeback momentum. HE also chipped in eight rebounds, two assists and one steal on the night. He and Jayson Tatum played true to form and rose to the occasion as the team's one-two punch to erase a first-half deficit and dominate down the stretch.
September 24, 2020, 12:12 amJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown scored 21 points (8-of-14 FG, 4-of-7 3PT) and grabbed nine rebounds along with two assists, a steal and a block as the Celtics went down 3-1 to the Heat on Wednesday.
Brown was solid as ever in Game 4 with his only black mark being four turnovers. Through these playoffs he's demonstrated his skill in the mid-range and has been incredibly reliable as a 3-point shooter from the corner. His shooting from deep was one of the most meaningful improvements he made in his game this year, increasing his accuracy from 34% to 38%. Brown's defense is consistently lauded but it's his rise on the offensive end that's helped the Celtics get this far.
September 19, 2020, 11:20 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown poured in a team-high 26 points to lead the Celtics to a 117-106 Game 3 win over the Heat on Saturday.
Brown hit 11-of-17 shots from the field and made 3-of-5 of his free throw attempts. He also added seven rebounds, one trey, five assists, three steals and one block for an overall well-rounded performance. Brown was aggressive on both ends of the floor and the Celtics were able to enjoy a comfortable lead for the first three quarters of the game, up until the Heat made a last-ditch run in the fourth quarter. This is a good first step for the Celtics who have now shown that this will not be a cake walk for the Heat but instead could be an intense, hard-fought series that could go the distance of seven games.
September 17, 2020, 10:18 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown's 21 points, six boards and two 3-pointers weren't enough to push the Celtics to victory on Thursday night.
Brown was the third Celtic to score more than 20 points tonight, but it just wasn't enough against this well-balanced Miami team. It's hard to ask for too much more than this from Brown, but without Gordon Hayward in the rotation, the Celtics need help. The bench production in this game just won't cut it going forward. They got 16 bench points split between 24 minutes of Brad Wanamaker (seven points and two triples) and 11 good Enes Kanter minutes (nine points and six rebounds).
September 15, 2020, 10:04 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown scored 17 points (6-for-14 FG) and grabbed five rebounds in 44 minutes on Tuesday in a Game 1 loss to the Heat.
Brown was very efficient from outside (3-of-4 3PT) and made some clutch shots down the stretch. The Celtics were unable to pull off the victory in overtime, however. Brown likely needs to put the ball in the bucket a few more times in order for them to win, as he made just six shots on the evening. They will look to even the series at one game apiece on Thursday in Game 2.
September 12, 2020, 2:37 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown felt some minor discomfort in his groin after he slipped and fell during Friday's Game 7 win over the Raptors.
In a post-game interview, Brown told the media “I'm feeling it now but at the moment, I didn't feel shit. It hurt for a minute and then I heard my teammates and all the pain went away.” He slipped and fell on what appeared to be a wet spot on the court during the game but managed to play through it. Continue to monitor the situation as we learn more over the coming days. The Eastern Conference Finals start on Tuesday vs. the Heat.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
September 12, 2020, 12:16 amJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown had an excellent two-way performance for the Celtics on Friday, delivering 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and a team-high four steals in 43 minutes.
Brown got it done on both ends and actively engaged in the game. He was an important asset tonight and held it together in what was a high-pressure situation. Thankfully, his hard work and effort paid off as the Celtics now advance to face off against the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
September 9, 2020, 10:29 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics on Wednesday with 31 points (11-of-30 FG, 4-of-13 3PT) alongside 16 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Brown was carrying the Celtics’ offensively through the first half as both Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker could barely hit a shot. The young forward has shown up in every game of this series, proving he is fully capable of succeeding against playoff defense. While his shooting efficiency doesn’t look pretty, he clearly has a handle on hitting the elusive mid-range shot in crunch time. Something to note about Brown, though he was a mediocre free throw shooter in the regular season he has been shooting over 90% from the line in this series.
September 7, 2020, 9:14 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 27 points on Monday as the Celtics won Game 5 by the score of 111-89.
Brown had a brutal game on Saturday but bounced back nicely by shooting 10-for-18 from the field. He made three triples, ending with six rebounds and three steals. The Celtics now hold a 3-2 series edge over the Raptors.
September 5, 2020, 10:06 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown struggled with his shot on Saturday, going 4-for-18 from the field to end the night with 14 points, six boards, two 3s and one steal.
Oof. Brown's shortcomings on offense were fairly noticeable in this game. Only Jayson Tatum (24) and Kemba Walker (15) were the only other Celtics players to score in double figures. Brown has been a fantasy darling this season, thanks to his significant leap in production. And while he was ready for that next step, he's still relatively new at being a go-to scorer for his team, so off-nights like this can be expected. He was not the only one who struggled tonight. Marcus Smart was quite with a low-end line of eight points (2-of-8 shooting), eight rebounds, five assists, one trey, one steal and one block but committed five turnovers.
September 3, 2020, 10:45 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown put up an impressive double-double in Thursday's Game 3 loss to the Raptors, scoring 19 points, grabbing 12 boards and blocking four shots in 40 minutes.
The four blocks from Brown were a nice contribution and he has done a good job filling in as the second option behind Jayson Tatum with Kemba Walker not quite at full strength. Even without Gordon Hayward, the Celtics have a multitude of ways to score the basketball and Brown is integral to that offensive flexibility.
September 1, 2020, 9:10 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in the Celtics' Game 2 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Brown didn't shoot the ball particularly well overall on Tuesday (5-of-13 FG) but he hit three 3s and had a fleshed out stat line. He and the injured Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) shared swiss-army-like duties for the Celtics this season. Brown has absorbed the production left behind in Hayward's absence.
August 30, 2020, 3:51 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart finished Sunday's Game 1 win with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers, going 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-9 from deep in 31 minutes.
Smart was one of many Celtics to click at a good rate from deep today, as Boston went 17-of-39 from distance and hit 9-of-12 on corner threes. That was pretty much the difference in this one as the Raptors hit just 25% of their threes, with Boston gaining a 21-point edge from deep. Jayson Tatum also scored 21 points, adding nine rebounds and a steal with two threes while Jaylen Brown battled foul trouble but still posted 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three triples on 6-of-18 from the field.
August 27, 2020, 12:23 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thursday's playoff games will be postponed.
Game 6s between the Nuggets and Jazz and Clippers and Mavs, as well as Game 1 between the Raptors and Celtics, will all be rescheduled to a later date. It's being reported that the playoffs will resume as soon as Friday, though the league also has to deal with Wednesday's three postponed games.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter