Jaylen Brown scores 50 points in Celtics win over Magic in OT
Boston Celtics shooting guard/small forward Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 50 points as the Celtics clinched a 116-111 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Brown, who also recorded 11 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in 46 minutes, was already determined to seal the victory for the team.
“We needed to win,” said Brown. “No way we could have lost this game … I wanted to get a win for everybody.”
The 25-year-old officially joins the elite Celtics club that consists of players who have scored 50 points in a single game, such as Isaiah Thomas, Paul Pierce, the late Sam Jones, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Jayson Tatum, and now Jaylen Brown.
“I was just trying to be aggressive the entire time,” Brown said. “My teammates encouraged me to take the shots. I feel like I took some good looks and they went down tonight.”
Fellow Celtics Marcus Smart also shared his thoughts on the game.
“Just doing what we did in the first quarter to get us the lead, and that’s moving the ball,” Smart said post-game. “Not settling, letting the game come to us, taking what they give us. Not trying to force it … just trying to allow Orlando to make the mistakes for us. We did that and we let the game come to us. It wasn’t pretty, but we came out with the win and that’s because we kept our composure and we kept with it.”
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