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.
Terrifying scene as Jaylen Brown falls after dunk pic.twitter.com/HRQeGC0zjQ
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 9, 2018
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.
Jaylen Brown walks off the court after a scary fall he took on a fast-break dunk. pic.twitter.com/pAEMfQAx2i
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 9, 2018
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.
Brown “felt pretty good” leaving the arena Stevens said. Went to get a precautionary CT scan with Wolves doc.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 9, 2018
Stay tuned to CLNSMedia.com for more updates on Brown’s condition and Matthew Gignac’s complete postgame recap.