The Boston Celtics are without Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris. They were playing on the road Wednesday night in one of the NBA’s tougher environments in Salt Lake City.
No problem for Jaylen Brown.
Tied at 94-94 with less than 10 seconds to play in the game, Brown caught a pass from Semi Ojeleye, stepped back beyond the arc and launched a 3-pointer. As the ball fell toward the rim, Brown fell back onto his rear end, watching the ball fall through the rim to put the Celtics ahead by three with 0.1 seconds left.
🚨 JAYLEN BROWN FOR THE WIN!!! 🚨
— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 29, 2018
Brown, a former Cal star, led the Celtics in scoring Wednesday night with 21 points, five rebounds and three assists. He went a perfect 3-for-3 from deep, including the game-winner.
His former conference was paying attention.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 29, 2018
Brown averaged 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in his lone season at Cal in 2015-16. He was selected third overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by Boston.