Jaylen Brown Makes Celtics History With Epic Performance

Tyler Maher
Jaylen Brown made Boston Celtics history with his huge performance on Wednesday night.
Jaylen Brown made Boston Celtics history with his huge performance on Wednesday night. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA this year, and much of the credit has understandably gone to their best player, Jayson Tatum. Tatum has taken his game to new heights this year, averaging a career-best 30.8 points per game and owning the third-best MVP odds (+420) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

The Celtics wouldn't be where they are without Jaylen Brown, either, who's been the perfect complement to Tatum. Brown is also enjoying a career year with 27.2 points per game and was the focal point of Boston's 125-114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

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Brown turned in his best game of the season so far, dominating New Orleans to the tune of 41 points on 15-of-21 shooting. He also added 12 rebounds to round out his monster double-double, becoming just the fifth player in Celtics history with multiple games of 40+ points and 10+ rebounds.

Tatum is one, not surprisingly. The other three are Celtics legends Larry Bird, Tommy Heinsohn and Paul Pierce.

Brown's 41 points were a season high and marked the sixth time in his career that he's gone over 40, moving him past Sam Jones and Isaiah Thomas for sixth-most in team history.

The Celtics reportedly entertained trading Brown as part of a package for Kevin Durant last summer, but they're probably glad they didn't. With Brown and Tatum both performing at MVP levels, Boston currently has the best championship odds for the 2022-23 season on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds (+390).

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