Coming into the TC Garden arena, fans had no idea that they were in for an unforgettable night courtesy of Jaylen Brown. The All-Star guard dropped 50 points to lead all Celtics scorers, setting a career-high in the process.
Brown now joins a host of players who’ve achieved the feat for the Celtics–Isaiah Thomas, Paul Pierce, the late Sam Jones, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and his current co-star Jayson Tatum.
Atop that, Brown also grabbed 11 rebounds and his 50-point double-double performance saw him becoming only the fourth Celtic to ever claim the incredible stat line.
After Brown's epic game, his teammate Dennis Schroder figured that it is the perfect time for his nephew to be part of his “favorite player's” historic moment.
Schroder reached out to Brown and asked to have his Celtics jersey signed for his nephew as a memorabilia.
“That's his favorite player,” Schroder said via NBC Sports. “He got 50 today, so I thought it's a good time to let him sign it.”
Despite acknowledging that he just pulled off a monster game, Brown admitted that “it wouldn't have been good” if the Celtics failed to take the W.
“We needed to win. No way we could have lost this game. It wouldn’t have been good,” Brown told US News post game.
Brown and the C's will be looking to continue where they left off when the team faces the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.