Celtics guard Jaylen Brown absolutely posterized Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert during their match at Target Center on Monday.
During the first quarter of Monday’s game, Brown was able to blow past a soaring Karl Anthony-Towns after faking a jump shot in the corner, before powering the one-hand dunk over 7-foot-1 Gobert’s head.
The 31-year-old Gobert is regarded in many league circles as one of the best rim-protecters in the NBA and has been named to six All-defensive teams.
But Brown, has made a strong start to the season and came into the game against Minnesota averaging 22.6 points and six rebounds, sent him tumbling with a swift dunk in Minnesota.
Gobert had averaged 11.6 points and 12.4 rebounds heading the contest.
Celtics’ Jaylen Brown absolutely posterized Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert on Monday
Gobert has long been considered by many as one of the leagues best rim protectors
Although the season is still in it’s infancy those numbers come in below what Brown averaged last season; when he recorded career-highs with 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assist per game.
Brown’s slight statistical drop-off can likely be attributed to the major changes within the Celtics offense this year and the team still adjusting to playing with each other.
The Celtics made massive moves this offseason to acquire not only center Kristaps Porzingis from the Washington Wizards but also point guard Jrue Holiday from the Milwaukee Bucks.
Boston as a whole has seemingly reacted well to the changes and have gotten off to a 5-0 start coming into Monday’s game.