With Jayson Tatum out for Sunday night’s game against the Magic, the Celtics would have to rely heavily on Jaylen Brown to carry them out.
And the 6-foot-6-inch wing answered the call, going big and leading the team to a 116-111 overtime home win.
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Their career performance improved the team’s inconsistent record to 18-19 and gave them their first series of consecutive victories in more than a month.
Here’s a look at some of Brown’s notable performance stats:
11: 50-point games in Celtics history
Brown’s 50-piece game against the Magic is the 11th 50-point game in franchise history, and Brown becomes the seventh player to join the illustrious roster that already includes Larry Bird, Jayson Tatum, Isaiah Thomas. , Sam Jones, Kevin McHale and Paul Pierce.
The highest count of Brown’s career is tied with Stephen Curry for the second highest by any player in the league this season, trailing only Kevin Durant’s 51-point performance in Detroit on Dec. 12.
Also put Brown alongside Curry as the only players this season have multiple 45-point games in the NBA this season.
4: 50-10 games in Celtics history
Along with 50, Brown also finished with 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks while playing 46 of the possible 53 minutes.
His 50-11 double-double put him alongside an elite company in franchise history.
50-point, 10-rebound games in the history of the Celtics franchise:
Larry Bird (2)
And now, Jaylen Brown. pic.twitter.com/UNpw7vzAIR
– StatMuse (@statmuse) January 3, 2023
21: Brown’s fourth quarter points
At first, it seemed like Boston was taking care of business, as they had their biggest lead of 14 in the first half. However, the Magic fought back and even held their biggest lead of 14 in the fourth quarter.
Despite the counterattack, Brown had other ideas and took over late.
JAYLEN BROWN WILL NOT LEAVE! pic.twitter.com/oowlbNy9SK
– Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) January 3, 2023
47 OF HIGH RACE FOR JAYLEN BROWN.
TIM FRAZIER LOVES IT FROM THE OTHER END.
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– NBA (@NBA) January 3, 2023
Brown scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, nearly beating the Magic (23) on his own. During the final 7:12 minutes of the fourth quarter, he scored all but four of the team’s last 25 points, knocking them out of their 14-point deficit.
In overtime, during the final two minutes, Brown scored or assisted in seven of the team’s 11 points, including this conspicuous behind-the-back pass to Josh Richardson in transition.
50 points, and then THIS penny.
“Do it all, Jaylen Brown.”
16 seconds left: https://t.co/wVIrg3a7TL pic.twitter.com/zd5QEbWLP4
– NBA (@NBA) January 3, 2023
19: the highest field goals of Brown’s career
With this game, several of Brown’s career highs have come against the Orlando Magic. After scoring a career-high 10 3-pointers in March 2023, Brown scored a career-high 19 field goals in this game.
For a 50-point performance, Brown had remarkable shooting efficiency: 65.5 percent from the field (19 of 29), 50.0 percent (5 of 10) from beyond the arc, and 87.5 percent (7 of 8) from. the free throw line.
This outing eclipses Brown’s previous record of 46 points, which he set in a double overtime loss on the opening night of the 2023-22 season.