Jaylen Brown starred in the best performance of his career last night and the Celtics thanked him. In a game that was very difficult for them, the forward signed 50 points to be the hero of a team that woke up on time, forced extra time and ended up winning it to end up winning 116-111.
Brown, who broke his personal record of 46 points, not only scored a ton, he did it at the most important moment. With just over four minutes to go, the greens were 14 points down… In a spectacular final, the Boston forward scored up to 14 of his 50 points in that stretch of the game to give his team a chance for victory with which they already nobody counted.
We needed to win. There is no way we could have lost this game. It would not have been anything good, “says Brown about the need for triumphs that the Massachuetts organization has at the moment.
Beyond Jaylen’s enormous performance, he had the collaboration of Marcus Smart with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, as well as Dennis Schröder, who returned after a four-game absence with 21 points and 7 assists.
Udoka, satisfied with the final reaction
Obviously, all teams like to have their matches under control and impose themselves emphatically, but if this cannot be the case, Ime Udoka is left with the step forward that his own took in the last minutes. “We got a little careless at times. We played very fast and a little reckless at times and let them play their game, but overall we showed growth. We have lost quite a few games like this this year, but we were able to push in defense and get what we wanted at the end of the game.
33 Ross points
The Orlando Magic attack was led by a Terrence Ross who went up to 33 points from the bench. The guard was hurt by the defeat, but in the same way, the energy that all his teammates put on the floor stands out. Everyone was going to the extreme tonight. We were playing with a lot of energy, a lot of movement… Every time you play like this, you’re going to give yourself a good chance to win, ”he explains.
Along with Ross also had an outstanding performance Gary Harris, who had 23 points and 4 steals, and Wendell Carter Jr., who signed a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds, to which he added 7 assists.
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