Jaylen Brown Takes Scary Fall, while Boston Celtics Beat Minnesota Timberwolves

    Young star leaves game after landing hard on a dunk attempt


    The Boston Celtics finished their road trip on a high note with a 117-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night. However, don’t expect to see a lot of smiling faces in the locker room as Boston moved back within 2.5 games of the Toronto Raptors and clinched a postseason berth.

    Jaylen Brown took a scary fall while landing on a fastbreak dunk attempt in Minnesota. While he was eventually able to leave under his own power, word came down that he would not return and was being evaluated for a concussion.

    Brown stretched high for the dunk, with his typical level of amplitude, but caught some rim and wound up flipping backwards. Inverted, he landed on his upper back and likely smacked his head on the hardwood floor.


    NBA stars from LeBron James to Damian Lillard posted on Twitter that they were thinking of Brown.

    After the game, head coach Brad Stevens quelled fears a little bit, but telling reporters like Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe that Brown felt good exiting the floor and most of this was precautionary.

    Stay tuned to CLNSMedia.com for more updates on Brown’s condition and Matthew Gignac’s complete postgame recap.