Jaylen Brown turned on the jets in the midst of another commanding performance. Powered by his elite handle going through the legs, The California Berkeley graduate spun towards the paint keeping rookie Dyson Daniels guessing through every flinch. Twisting and turning to one fake, turnaround, swish. That one-legged fadeaway that he has mastered through several summers working with idol Tracy McGrady.
Picture-perfect artistry as a portrayal of Brown’s 41-point, 12 rebounds, 71.4% shooting extravaganza Wednesday night against New Orleans. According to StatMuse, he joined Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, and Nikola Jokic as the only players to record those digits this season.
"“Losing in the Finals drove me all summer. Take my game to a different level, my body to another level, my mind to another level, just driving me on all cylinders just to be better. You get to a point where you feel like you came up short, it only makes you hungrier for the next moment. I can be what the game needs me to be. At times, I can be water, and at times I can be fire. One way I think that I have an edge on opponents, think of how I play, why I play. And those who recognize my spirit know that I’m not gonna back down. I’m here for a reason.” – Jaylen Brown"
Just as he has done through every season of his career, Brown has completely evolved upgrading his game to a whole other level.
As the 12th leading scorer in the NBA and seventh in the East within the top-five in total points, Brown has been absolutely blistering with his 27.2 points, 7.1 boards, and 3.2 assists with his forever incredibly-efficient 59.5 true-shooting percentage. That is accompanied by his 49.8/32.9/79.5% splits.
Brown, highly regarded around the league even prior to the season’s start for a potential All-NBA slotted season, has thoroughly been in a group of his own; especially recently.