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Jaylen Brown, the Celtics Quiet Man, is looking to score in this series against the Cavaliers, and it is working.

Brown made the first basket of the game at the 11:28 mark of the first quarter and just kept going. It truly was the James-Brown Show in the first period with Lebron James notching 21 points and Jaylen had 14.

For the game, Brown had 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists. He shot 50% from the floor and 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. He had eight of Boston's first 13 points in the game.

Jaylen forces nothing, but he definitely has become more aggressive on offense of late. He is looking for his shot within the flow of the game, and his tentativeness from earlier in the season is gone.

Brown for this series is averaging 23 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.0 APG and shooting 53% on field goals and 46% on 3-pointers. He hits from everywhere - drives, jams, put-backs, layups and 3-pointers.



Jaylen had made great strides in his second season in the League. The injuries to Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis have placed a heavy load on his shoulders, and he wears it well. His low-key demeanor belies his ability to simply take over games with his defense, rebounding and his new-found aggressive offense. This season we have watched a player on his way to stardom.

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Photo via John Wilcox/Boston Herald

Tom Lane 5/16/2018 06:22:00 AM Edit
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