Jaylen Brown Dominates in Boston Celtics Win Over San Antonio Spurs

The Boston Celtics dismantled the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday evening, picking up a 137-93 win even without their leading scorer Jayson Tatum. Jaylen Brown picked up the slack, piling up 41 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Brown hit 18 of his 29 field goal attempts and three of his five free throws. It was his third 40+ point game of the season and his 21st with 30 or more. Games like these validate rumors of an eventual Brown exit from the team; if Brown can excel this much in Tatum's absence, he may deserve a team that positions him as their number one option.

The win moves the Celtics to 52-23, good for second place in the Eastern Conference. They're 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks with seven games to play. They've been one of the NBA's elite teams this season, ranking top five in points scored (118.1) and points allowed (111.7) while leading the association in point differential (+6.4). After making the Finals last season, the Celtics have a great chance to match (or exceed) that success.

The Celtics are back in action on Tuesday when they visit the Washington Wizards.

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