Jaylen Brown continued setting individual records by achieving the first triple-double of his NBA career as the Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks. The 35-year-old shooting guard finished the game with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Just a week ago, Brown had a career-high 50 points leading Boston to an overtime win over the Orlando Magic. While the player is reaching individual milestones, the Celtics continue to struggle.
Currently, the team sits in the 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 19 wins and 21 defeats. Amid the struggles, the chemistry between Boston’s two stars, Brown and Jayson Tatum, came up.
Brown thinks that the two players can co-exist and floor. He pointed out at the fact that they have played together in the past and were successful.
Via Tim Bontemps of ESPN:
“I think we can play together,” Brown said after finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Knicks, who had stunned the Celtics two days earlier at Madison Square Garden thanks to an RJ Barrett banked-in, buzzer-beating 3-pointer. “We have played together well for the majority of our career and things like that. The last year or so hasn’t gone as expected, but I think a lot of the adversity that we’re kind of going through now is going to help us grow and get better in the future.
“If we get over this slump and continue to learn, I think there’s a lot of good basketball on the other side of this. I only can control what I can control. I understand everybody has to do their jobs, but me and JT talk. We talked after the game, communicated with each other and things like that. So we’re on the same page. I get where all the other frustration comes from, but as long as I’m on the same page with him and he’s on the same page with me, that’s where we’re most focused on. So tonight we wanted to come out and get a win and we did it.”