There seems to be no slowing down for the Boston Celtics.
The team, currently the best in the East with a 19-5 record, took down the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.
Multiple stars were dominating for the Celtics, including Jayson Tatum who once again earned a double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds.
But it was Jaylen Brown who shined the brightest for the team.
Jaylen Brown over the last 5 games:
58% FG pic.twitter.com/UVJYmOY0U5
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Brown scored 34 points and 10 rebounds, going 50% from the field and 55.6% from the three-point line.
These totals are impressive but they also aren’t shocking coming from Brown.
Over the last 5 games, he has averaged 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists with a crazy 58% field goal percentage.
A lot of people talk about Tatum earning MVP this season but should more people be discussing Brown as a candidate for that prize?
Brown Is Back
It’s crazy to think that the Celtics were toying with the idea of trading Brown last summer.
Sure enough, reports said that the team was thinking of sending Brown away as part of a package to land Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets.
Even the mere suggestion of that happening was met with disdain from Boston fans and everyone can clearly see why.
Brown’s career average is 17 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists but he’s improved all of those numbers in 2022-23.
So far, he’s at 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists a game.
Brown is a crucial part of the team’s success, even if he doesn’t garner as many headlines as his buddy Tatum.
If he continues to play like this, he is going to land a massive contract extension from the Celtics and it will be very well-earned.
The Celtics are surging right now, and not just because of Tatum.