Jaylen Brown Shares What Latest Milestone Means to Him

Apr 7, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.
Apr 7, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball vs. the Portland Trail Blazers. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Sunday evening at TD Garden, the Celtics earned a 124-107 victory vs. the Trail Blazers. Jaylen Brown registered a team-high 26 points in 30 minutes before getting the final frame off.

Thirty-two seconds into the third quarter, the two-time All-Star got the ball on a dribble-handoff with Kristaps Porzingis; the latter screened twice for him, and he came storming downhill, going from right to left before knifing through the defense, then laid the ball in off the glass. With that basket, he reached 10,000 career points.

After the win, Boston's 62nd of the 2023-24 campaign, tied for the sixth-most in the regular season in franchise history, Brown shared what his milestone achievement means to him.

"I don't want to skip over that," voiced the 2022 All-NBA Second Team selection. "It's been a great journey. Even though the journey's still going, you just take the moments out to just appreciate all the work, all the hard work, the effort that's gone into even getting to this point. It's been ups, it's been downs, things haven't gone my way, things have, and here we are, so I'm incredibly grateful, and I'm looking forward to the future."

Expounding on a journey that started in Marietta, Georgia, the 27-year-old Celtics star voiced: "It speaks for itself, just coming from my background, single-parent household, just my family, being able to have the opportunity to just change things."

He continued: "When you look back on everything, it's just -- all I can say is I'm incredibly grateful to be in this position, and it's been a lot of hard work and effort. But I'm extremely blessed at the same time. So I don't take that for granted, and I'm looking forward to just continue to grow, continue to improve, and maximize my potential."

His head coach, Joe Mazzulla, conveyed Brown's milestone achievement means a lot "because of the type of guy that he is, the hard work that he puts in, and really, the growth that he's shown this year, working to become a complete player on both ends of the floor. So, I know he's happy about that.

"But I know, even when he achieves those things, he's never satisfied. But it's cool to be able to coach guys that get those type of milestones and to be a part of that, and he deserves that because of the hard work that he puts in."

Further Reading

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