Boston Celtics highlights: Jaylen Brown posteirzes Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 4: Jaylen Brown
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 4: Jaylen Brown /

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown may not be participating in the NBA Slam Dunk contest, but he delivered a 10 Wednesday night with a monster dunk over Kristaps Porzingis. 

Jaylen Brown created his own poster moment Wednesday night.  During the team’s 103-73 victory over the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics rising star delivered a dunk heard around the NBA hemisphere over 7-foot-3 star Kristaps Porzingis.

The loud slam dunk not only rattled the TD Bank crowd into a simultaneous WOW, it brought teammates out of their seats in excitement.  But, of course, the dunk that will put Porzingis on a poster, was just another dunk for Brown.

Take a look and decide for yourself:

Speaking to the media following the game, the second-year swingman gave himself an average score.

"“One to 10? On my scale? It was about a 5,” Brown said, via ESPN.  “Just because I’ve had some in the past that have been pretty spectacular.  But it was fine.  We got the win, more importantly.”More from Chowder and Champions3 Midseason Chaim Bloom Decisions That Have Killed the 2023 Red Sox10 Patriots Who Will Be Cut by Tuesday’s Roster DeadlineMLB Screws Red Sox Fans With Broadcast for Mookie Betts Return3 Most Underpaid Celtics Heading Into the 2023 SeasonRed Sox Continue Rollercoaster Season With Massive Win"

The amazing dunk happened in the second quarter.  Jaylen Brown took the ball from the Knicks side of the court and raced down the sideline.  Showing off his speed and athleticism blew past a defender and then put it up over a leaping Porzingis for the loud dunk.

Following the reaction from the crowd and teammates, Brown stood for a moment before realizing his head coach wasn’t as thrilled with the play because he wanted him to get back on defense.  The 21-year-old phenom ranked Brad Stevens’ anger following the play at a much higher score than the dunk itself.

"“Twelve,” Brown said.  “Get back! Jaylen! Jaylen! Brad was pretty upset.”"

Jaylen Brown finished the game with 14 points and helped fill some of the void left by Kyrie Irving.  Although he didn’t have All-Star numbers across the board, he delivered a dunk worthy of All-Star appreciation.

All-Star drama

 Jaylen Brown also took some time to clarify some perceived drama with Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond.  After Drummond was selected as a replacement for the injured John Wall, Brown tweeted an emoji that the Pistons star didn’t take kind go.

Drummond took to his Instagram account and posted the following:

Speaking to the media, Jaylen Brown said his tweet was taken out of context and that he has a lot of respect for Drummond.

"“They weren’t, and the media just kind of took it completely out of context,” Brown said when asked if the emojis were directed at Drummond’s All-Star selection.  “I’m a big fan of Drum.  So they kind of ran with it, but it’s all fun.  At the end of the day, we’re No. 1 in the East and they’re whatever they are.  So, keep it going.”"

While Andre Drummond seems to have no respect for Brown’s game, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green does.  Green told ESPN that the Boston Celtics young star should replace Wall.

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