Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown suffers horrific fall against Minnesota Timberwolves

Randy Kelley
March 10, 2018

The Boston Celtics shook off a scary fall for swingman Jaylen Brown to punch their ticket to the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 117-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

He lay on the court for several minutes as medical staff attended to him and the Timberwolves' Target Center arena went quiet.

After a couple of minutes, Brown sat up and then walked to the locker room under his own power as fans gave him a standing ovation.

The Boston Celtics had a awful sense of deja vu on Friday when young forward Jaylen Brown took a terrible tumble after dunking. Wiggins went 6 of 21 from the field and had four turnovers to go along with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

The Boston Celtics are not ready to concede the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed to the Toronto Raptors just yet.

However, there would seem to be a good chance that Brown suffered a concussion there as Harlan suggested, and the Celtics' swingman is indeed being evaluated for a concussion.

Brad Stevens said Brown "felt pretty good leaving the arena".

Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double and the Boston Celtics secure a spot in the playoffs.

"We're so close as a group, and we'll make sure Jaylen is okay", Boston's Kyrie Irving said in a postgame interview.

"I probably had one of the better looks [at the fall]", Celtics big man Al Horford said.

Nemanja Bjelica had 30 points and 12 rebounds and Taj Gibson added 18 points to lead the Timberwolves, who lost their third consecutive game and fell for the fourth time in six games.

That Jaylen Brown is able to walk off and wave to the crowd after that scary fall is remarkable. Brown was later ruled out for the rest of the game.

After an 8-0 run by the T-Wovles halfway through the first, the Celtics rebounded with a 22-11 run to take a 35-28 lead into the second.

The Celtics bench stayed hot, dropping 42 points, with Morris leading the way with 17 points (7-15 FG) and five rebounds.

After losing three straight games before the All-Star break, the time off came at a flawless time for the Boston Celtics as they were able to rest and regroup in a bid to return to form for the second half of the season.

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