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It may not be a meaningful game in terms of banners and rings, but you have to be excited about Jaylen Brown's performance in this summer's Africa Game.


The event, part of the NBA's "Basketball Without Borders" program, designed to grow the sport around the world, features select NBA players split into two teams - Team Africa, made up of players who were born in Africa or to parents born there, and Team World, made up of players born, well, everywhere else. This year's game, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a hard-fought battle, with Victor Oladipo nearly leading team Africa to a surprise win behind a 28-point, nine-rebound, five assist performance.


However, Team World pulled off the win behind Brown's 15-point, three assist, two steal performance, part of a balanced effort seeing seven players score in double figures, including 13 points from former Celt Courtney Lee. While this game might not have gotten Boston closer to Banner 18 in a measurable sense, it's certainly exciting to see Jaylen flexing his skills on an international stage among some of the league's premier talent.




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Justin Quinn 8/05/2017 02:41:00 PM Edit
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