Jaylen Brown‘s average before and after his second foul
Over the first 3 matches of the NBA Finals, Jaylen Brown has performed admirably for the Boston Celtics. However, it appears that this was not be enough. So, what can the young star do to assist the Celtics in their quest for a championship? Avoid his second foul. At first, it appears absurd what difference does it make if Jaylen Brown has two fouls?
Jaylen Brown had a 97-minute play before his second foul, scored 73 points on 28-for-52 shooting (11-for-21 from 3-point range), an 11/6 assist-to-turnover ratio and a +41 plus/minus.
Brown played for 48 minutes after the second foul and scored 16 points on 5-for-23 shooting with a 4-to-4 assist-to-turnover ratio.
If we’re seeking for a justification for Brown’s up and down play, those figures will tell us a lot. And, to tell you the truth, they make a lot of sense. Keep in mind Brown’s play in the Celtics’ Game 2 loss for a less stat-based rationale for this point. Brown, 25, got off to a fast start, scoring 13 points on six shots before Zach Zarba called his second phantom foul, which sent him to the bench. He would score four points on 11 shots in 20+ minutes after that.
The Celtics had a shooting percentage of 112.7 in Jaylen Brown’s 40 minutes on the court, and that is 1.2 points higher than Boston’s playoff record. Boston’s overall rating dropped to 44.4 in Brown’s eight minutes off the court. Golden State has won the two matches played at the fastest tempo in the series so far: Game 2 and Game 4, while Boston has won the two matches played at the slowest pace: Game 1 and Game 3.
Brown has always been a quick hitter for Boston, hitting in loads in the opening quarter of each game this series. His post-second foul difficulties, on the other hand, are undeniable. When the Celtics take on the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on Monday, he’ll want to avoid the dreaded double whistle. Game 5 is set to begin at 9:00