Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was on fire in Boston on Sunday, scoring a game-high of 33 points in just 19 minutes in a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brown shot 13-of-20 from the field in just 19 minutes, setting a record for the most points scored in under 20 minutes in an NBA game since the shot clock was instituted in 1954.
This season, Brown is averaging career highs: 27.3 ppg, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and shooting 53.2 percent.
Brown’s breakout performance even earned him a shoutout on Twitter from 86 year old Celtics legend, Bill Russell. The 11-time NBA champ tweeted, “Great playing tonight @FCHWPO keep it going.”
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) January 25, 2021
With this being Brown’s fourth straight game scoring at least 25 points, it will be interesting to see if he can keep his flame lit in their next game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at 9 p.m.