It’s one thing for the Boston Celtics to beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
That’s exactly what Jaylen Brown did Thursday night, as the Celtics outlasted the Lakers, 121-113. Brown became the first Celtic since the NBA merger to score 40 points in a game while shooting 85% or better, shooting 17-of-20 from the field, per Stat Muse.
Jaylen Brown tonight:
He is the first Celtic with a 40-point game on 85% shooting since the NBA merger.
Brown’s continued ascendance as a two-way star for the Celtics, averaging a career-high 24.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting career-highs from the floor and 3-point land, alongside fellow All-Star Jayson Tatum gives Boston a formidable 1-2 punch for the foreseeable future to compete for a championship.