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Jaylen Brown's performance in last night's 111-104 victory over the Bulls may be an indicator of what his ceiling may be. He scored 32 points in 29 minutes of play, hitting 11-of-19 from the field and 7-of-10 on three pointers.


Coach Brad Stevens wanted Jaylen to be aggressive, and he certainly was that. With his Jay-Team partner, Jayson Tatum, out for rest and other teammates inactive due to injuries, Brown got aggressive and took over.


Jaylen and Greg Monroe were the focus of the offense last night. Moose was the low-post threat and Brown was the outside menace for the Bulls. Jaylen was the top scorer for Boston and Greg was second with 19 points. The duo make for a great inside/outside offensive pairing.


One of the very few positive aspects of injuries to key players is that teammates can take the opportunity to lift their game up a notch or two and really show what they can accomplish when called upon. Jaylen was called upon last night - got aggressive - and set a franchise record. That kind of production will be sorely needed in the upcoming playoffs.

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Tom Lane 4/07/2018 06:33:00 AM Edit
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