Jaylen Brown dropped 42 points in a career night that vaulted him to the top of the NBA scoring leaderboard with 140 in five games (28 PPG). The Celtics beat the undermanned Grizzlies 126-107 and advanced to 3-2 entering the new year.
Scroll below for reaction from the Celtics and the Garden Report, courtesy of CLNS Media.
Has Jaylen Brown Reached Jayson Tatum’s Level?
Jaylen Brown: “It’s been great. Definitely trying to accept the challenge. I’m excited about this year in general. We have a great group ... we’re all embracing that challenge. Personally to be in a new and different role, with a lot of responsibility, I love, I want to handle that ... make sure I get other guys involved and make sure I be the best leader I can be.”
Brad Stevens: “He’s got a lot on his plate ... he wants to have a lot on his plate.”
Jayson Tatum: “Super Happy” for Jaylen