Boston Celtics 5th quarter: Jaylen Brown royally impressive vs. Kings

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: Jaylen Brown
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: Jaylen Brown /

The Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to six games with a 113-86 thrashing of the Kings Wednesday night.  Jaylen Brown’s hot shooting led the way. 

Stand tall young man, stand tall.  Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown had it going on inside and outside in the team’s blowout victory over the Sacramento Kings.  Along with Kyrie Irving, Brown led the team in scoring with 22 points and he did it with near perfection.

Talk about a heat check.  The second-year rising star was 7-for-8 from the field (5-for-6 from behind the three-point stripe).  In fact, he led a third quarter flurry from beyond the arc that put the Kings away.  The way he knocked down the corner 3’s were very impressive, especially for a player who strives on driving to the hoop.

Add the element of outside shooting consistently to his game, and Jaylen Brown will be a force to be reckoned with.

Take a look at this dunk below:

There will be many nights where Brown will fill the highlight reels with plays like above, but on a night like Wednesday night, it was very encouraging to see that he can nail the outside jumper.  Playing alongside a playmaker like Kyrie Irving, those shots will continue to come at ease.

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What was said after the game

Speaking of Kyrie Irving, his playmaking was on display once again against the Kings. The four-time All-Star passed along the credit when it came to assisting his teammate on an impressive scoring night.

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"“It’s all Jaylen,” Irving said following the game.  “He’s got the will of a great player, just consistent, putting the work in, understanding – I’ve said it before – that his impact can be felt whether he’s shooting well or not.  We need his energy out there.  As a second-year player, he’s an experienced guy in this group.  And we need him to consistently be that.  He knows what he brings to this team, so whether he’s shooting well or not, I just want him to still have that same mindset that he can still make a big impact on the game.”"

Through the first seven games, Brown is averaging 16.3 ppg and 5.9 rebounds.  His defensive pressure as well as his scoring ability has pretty much made up for the loss of Avery Bradley.  By the end of the season, he may exceed that production, especially if he maintains the focus to take his game to a higher level. 

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Next up, the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Boston Celtics travel to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder Friday night.  The team will look to increase their winning streak to seven consecutive games.