Jaylen Brown’s 50 point performance on Sunday afternoon led the the Celtics to a 116-111 win over the Orlando Magic.
“Faith, consistency, hard work pays off,” Brown said after the game, via NBA.com.
“My teammates found me tonight and I knocked some shots down.”
Brown had 50 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists on 19-29 shooting from the field and 5-10 shooting from three.
With that performance, Brown became just the fourth player in Celtics’ history to score 50 points with 10 rebounds, joining Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Jayson Tatum, via Celtics’ reporter Taylor Snow.
“The growth with JB is very real. I think we’ve all witnessed it,” said Celtics’ guard Marcus Smart.
“He’s going to continue to get better, and the growth is going to continue to grow, and for this team, we need that.”
Since returning from injury on December 13th, Brown has led the Eastern Conference in scoring by a considerable margin.
Brown is averaging 24.3 points and 6.1 rebounds on the season.
Still, it would likely take a winning streak for Brown and teammate Jayson Tatum to both make the all-star game.
But things are trending in the right direction in Boston; perhaps for the first time this season.
The Celtics will look to get back to .500 in a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.