Celtics Jaylen Brown's 32-point game vs. Bulls indicative of high ceiling?
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.
Brad Stevens: "We need Jaylen to be appropriately aggressive and I thought he was tonight ... He's a really capable shooter and we need him to aggressive."
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.
With 32 points on 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc tonight, Jaylen Brown is the first Celtics player in franchise history to record 30+ points and 7+ threes at the age of 21-years-old or younger
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.