Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown has not been shy about attacking the rim during his rookie season in green. That trend continued on Wednesday night in Orlando as the athletic 6-foot-7 forward posterized Magic big man Nikola Vucevic with a tomahawk jam in the second quarter.
Jaylen Brown drives with the left, and smashes the rim with his right. Get out of the way! pic.twitter.com/sIsU3UUgEB
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The jam highlighted what was Brown’s best performance in weeks for the Celtics. The 20-year-old scored 13 points off the pine in just 22 minutes of action on 5-of-8 shooting. He did a little bit of everything on the night offensively, drilling a 3-pointer from the top of the key as well as driving the lane with a strong left hand.
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) December 8, 2016
You can add those plays to a growing highlight reel from Brown’s up-and-down season, but the bigger story for the No. 3 overall pick is his improved all-around play during Boston’s past two games (20 points, 57% FG). Brown played more minutes than anyone not named Terry Rozier off the Celtics bench Wednesday night, a sign he may be earning Brad Stevens’ trust once again after seeing his playing time cut in recent weeks.