Jaylen Brown’s 33-point night set an absolutely bonkers NBA record
Jaylen Brown has displayed quite the offensive repertoire for the Boston Celtics this season. The 24-year old has managed to make the most out of the C’s roster woes and has been an absolute beast for head coach Brad Stevens.
On Sunday, Brown was at it again as he led the Celtics to a huge blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coming off his career-high evening of 42 points in Philadelphia last Friday, Brown had it going once again as he lit up the TD Garden for 33 points in just 19 minutes. Which, per NBA Stats, are the most by any player in less than 20 minutes since the shot clock era began in 1954-55.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) January 25, 2021
With the win, the Celtics were finally able to break their three-game losing skid against the surging Cavs. Brown, whose minutes were limited early in the game with foul trouble, still managed to put up crazy numbers in just 19 minutes of play. He ended the evening with 33 points on a 13/20 shooting while knocking down three three-pointers to lead the C’s to a 38-point massacre.
Brown’s mind-blowing performance even caught the attention of Celtics legend Bill Russell who had to tip his hat to the young Celtics forward after the game:
Yessir! 💚 https://t.co/aRfIKrCKcE
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) January 25, 2021
The third-overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft has been huge for Boston all-season long. With Jayson Tatum missing a substantial amount of time due to COVID-19, Brown has been the consistent leader for this young Celtics squad. Brown was already averaging a career-high of 26.9 points per game before his 33-point explosion against Cleveland and is poised to have a monster year on his fifth season.