Jayson Tatum, Brad Stevens speak out on Jaylen Brown’s 42-point explosion
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics put forth an impressive effort on Wednesday night in a 126-107 rout of the Memphis Grizzlies. Brown finished with a career-high 42 points on 15-of-21 shooting, including 7-of-10 from downtown. He also added five rebounds and four assists.
After the game, his All-Star teammate Jayson Tatum was effusive in his praise of the fifth-year wingman, telling reporters that when Brown is on, he’s really on.
“It’s amazing. Super happy for him, big night. He was on fire. If a guy’s hitting like that, it means you’ve got to keep feeding him.”
Brown broke his previous career-high of 34 points, and he had actually tied it with still under three minutes to go in the third quarter. The former third overall pick continued his offensive onslaught in the final frame en route to a memorable night.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens was also quite enthused with Brown’s performance, particularly his much-improved shooting.
“I just think he works hard at everything. He’s a good player. His finishing has improved so much since college, his shooting is probably not as highly thought of as it should have been coming out of the draft.”
Jaylen Brown is averaging career-highs across the board this season: 28.0 points, 56.3 percent field goal shooting, 44.0 percent three-point shooting, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.8 steals.
The former California standout, who was named one of the winners of the NBA Community Assist Award last season for his fight against social injustice, is also proving to be the perfect running mate alongside Tatum, helping the Celtics improve to 3-2 this season.