Celtics’ Jaylen Brown pulls off double crossover, hits jumper over Raptors’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Brown put Hollis-Jefferson on skates with a vicious double crossover during a Christmas Day matchup between the Celtics and Raptors on Wednesday (via Bleacher Report).
Jaylen Brown. Goodness 🤭
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 25, 2019
As if that first step back was not clean enough, the second cross is too smooth. Not to mention, Brown finished the move by hitting the jumper.
The fourth-year man out of the University of California has made a precipitous leap this season. After signing a four-year, $115 million extension with the Celtics this past summer, Brown entered Wednesday’s game averaging career highs in scoring (19.8 points), rebounding (7.0) and assists (2.4) while also posting a career-high .571 Effective Field Goal Percentage on nearly 34 minutes per game.
Brown’s development as a potential star has been an instrumental development for a Celtic team that looks even better this season despite the loss of Kyrie Irving. Boston (20-7) entered Wednesday’s game in second place in the Eastern Conference, and they look primed to challenge the Bucks for the top spot as the season goes along.
This is unquestionable the best version of Brown that Boston fans have seen. The 23-year-old has been more assertive on the offensive end and is shooting better than 37 percent from deep on 5.3 attempts per game. Brown had a 2.5 Box Plus/Minus value, according to Basketball-Reference, and he was running the highest player efficiency rating (18.6) of his career.
Brown is having a definitive game on Wednesday. He led all scorers with 30 points in the Celtics’ Christmas Day road win over the Raptors.
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