The NBA announced that Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week from January 27th - February 2nd.
Brown averaged 25 points per game on 55.8% shooting, while grabbing 6.3 rebounds a night. The Celtics went 3-0 over the course of the week with wins at the Miami Heat and over the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers in Boston.
For the season, Brown is averaging career-highs nearly across the board at 20.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals. His shooting splits are the best of his career at 49.7/37.9/75.3.
Against the Heat, Brown scored 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc, in addition to handing out five assists. In the blowout victory over the Warriors, Brown scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. In the Celtics second straight blowout win over the 76ers, Brown scored 32 points 13-of-23 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.
This is Brown’s second Eastern Conference Player of the Week nod this season, as he was also honored for the week of December 30th through January 5th.
Brown’s second Player of the Week honor is the first time a Celtic has won the award twice in the same season since Isaiah Thomas during the 2016-17 season.