For the first time in the colours of Boston Celtics, Jaylen Brown dropped a 50 points game in his sides 116-111 overtime win over Orlando Magic, that’s some career high for the United States Player.
Celtics sealed the victory the hard-way, as they had to fight-back from a 14-points deficit in the fourth, with Brown scoring in the fourth quarter, then opened OT with his fifth 3-pointer of the game. Brown, whose previous career high was 46 against the Knicks on Oct. 20, also finished with 11 rebounds as the Celtics avoided losing for the fourth time in five games.
“We needed to win. No way we could have lost this game. It wouldn’t have been good,” said Brown, who made nine of 12 shots in the fourth quarter while leading the Celtics on a frenzied comeback.
Marcus Smart added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Celtics, who needed an 11-2 run down the stretch to force overtime. Dennis Schroder had 21 points and seven assists.