Brown registered 35 points (14-21 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 24 minutes during Team USA's 155-124 loss to Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge. Brown exploded for a game-high scoring total with a blistering effort from the field, and he managed a team-best rebound tally along the way. The performance was one befitting of the 21-year-old's emerging and diverse skill set, one that's helped him average 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steal across 31.6 minutes in 54 games. The second-year swingman has often complemented his offensive contributions with solid defense, and although his usage is typically well below Friday's levels while playing alongside Kyrie Irving, he projects as a solid asset across all formats for the remainder of the regular season.
Brown scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding a rebound, an assist and a steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 97-91 loss to the Pacers. The second-year player has had some ups and downs this season, but he's trending up at the moment, scoring in double digits in six straight games while averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 boards, 2.8 assists and 2.3 three-pointers over that stretch. Brown's future is very bright, but the Celtics will need him to stay hot down the stretch, or at least avoid a second-half swoon, if they're going to claim the Eastern Conference crown.
Brown scored 18 points (7-16 FG, 3-8 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes during Thursday's 110-104 overtime win against Washington. For the fifth straight game, Brown scored in double-digits with 18 points Thursday. In those five games, the forward has shot the ball rather well, sinking 46.8 percent of his 12.8 shots per game over this stretch. During this span, Brown has not shot lower than 40.0 percent as well. In three of his last five games, he has made at least three three-pointers, leading to an even 50.0 percentage from beyond the arc in his last five contests. Brown continues to impress in his second season, averaging 14.2 points while shooting 46.1 percent from the field in 51 games.
Brown (ankle) will start Thursday against the Wizards. Brown was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain but will play through the injury Thursday night. In his past five games, Brown has averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in just over 31 minutes per game. If Brown's ankle hampers him at any point in the game, expect Terry Rozier or Semi Ojeleye to see extended minutes off the bench.
Brown is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards with a left ankle sprain. There weren't any reports that Brown tweaked his ankle in Tuesday's 111-91 loss to the Raptors, so the second-year player's appearance on the injury report comes as a surprise. Look for the Celtics to provide an update on Brown's condition -- as well as his availability or lack thereof for Thursday's game -- following the team's morning shootaround. His potential absence would open up extra playing time for reserve guards Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye.
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