The Boston Celtics needed a spark in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Washington Wizards, and Jaylen Brown delivered just that.
After breaking up a pass targeted for the post, Brown fleeted up the court, and his hustle was rewarded with an alley-oop pass from Marcus Smart.
The Celtics rookie showed off his exceptional athleticism with an acrobatic finish, which tied the ballgame at 72-72 and brought the TD Garden crowd to its feet. Boston went on to win 115-105.
The bright lights of the NBA playoffs don’t seem to bother the 20-year-old.
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