Jaylen Brown delivers his own gift
While Boston Celtics fans got a gift with the 118-102 Christmas Day victory over the Toronto Raptors, Jaylen Brown delivered his own gift with the 30-point performance that helped propel his team to victory.
In his fourth year in the NBA, Brown has never won a game in Toronto.
Well, that wish came true on Wednesday as the 23-year-old wing made some franchise history by becoming the youngest player to drop 30 points on Christmas Day.
In surpassing the great Bill Russell in the process, Jaylen Brown continues to be on the rise towards super stardom, which makes the contract he signed prior to the 2019-20 NBA season quite the bargain.
Along with dropping 30 points (10-of-13 from the field, 5-of-7 from behind the arc), six rebounds and four assists, what really stood out about Brown is how versatile and confident he has become on the offensive side of the basketball.
Here is an example of that:
He is really becoming a reliable source offensively and that is something Jaylen Brown attributes to his aggressive approach with the ball in his hands.
"“I was just trying to be efficient,” Brown said following the game, via Celtics.com. “I think that was the goal – just being aggressive but trying to make every shot. No wasted motion. It was good to get a win here on Christmas. I’d never won here, period, so it was great to get one.”"
The Raptors were shorthanded, but it was good to see Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics come out and take care of business. Along with Brown making his All-Star bid on National television, the Celtics continue to prove to the Eastern Conference that they are a real threat.