Jaylen Brown put down a dunk that was rivaled in ferocity only by Kevin Garnett’s reaction against the Dallas Mavericks.
Brown sliced through two defenders, then took flight overtop of Maxi Kleber with three and a half minutes remaining in the second quarter. The poster dunk, which took place right in front of the Big Ticket, elicited a big reaction from Garnett.
After baptizing Kleber, Brown dapped up Garnett, causing the TD Garden to erupt on KG Day.
OMG JAYLEN BROWN CAUGHT A BODY pic.twitter.com/BzqtNRD9YJ— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 13, 2022
Here’s the reaction from KG’s teammates, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, in attendance for his number retirement ceremony after the game:
the Big 3 reacting to THAT Jaylen Brown dunk pic.twitter.com/U20KUbz2tj— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 13, 2022
And another look:
JAYLEN BROWN TAKES FLIGHT!— NBA (@NBA) March 13, 2022
Jaylen Brown throws down a SLAM and get's some love from The Big Ticket!
Live on ABC pic.twitter.com/cbK18phIHu
And now in slo-mo:
It was beautiful symbolism to dap Garnett up near the TD Garden stanchion, where KG’s pregame intensity was most prominent.
Following that dunk, the Celtics built on their lead, up 47-38 at halftime. Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics with 17. Brown has 7 points and leads Boston with two assists.