Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Draws Similarities With Stephen Curry After Career-Best Three-Point Performance

Published 03/21/2021, 11:07 PM EDT
Jan 15, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) attempts a basket against Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) during the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


Since his arrival in the league in 2009, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has set the bar for shooters. Every young player looks up to him for improving their craft and holds him as their inspiration. Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown had his Curry moment tonight during their win over the Orlando Magic.

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He made a career-high 10 threes tonight, going 10-18 from the three-point line. Later on Twitter, Brown wrote, “Felt like Stephen Curry today,” while replying to a tweet about his performance.

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Brown’s previous high from the three-point line was seven makes, which he has achieved twice. But tonight was the first time he attempted more than 10 threes. He has had six games with 10 three-point attempts and never went beyond until today. It was indeed a Curry-like performance, as Brown finished with 34 points to lead the team to the win.

The 24-year-old is one of the most underrated shooters in the league, and today’s game proved he deserves more recognition. In his fifth season currently, Brown already averages 37% from three for his career. This season, he is at 38% and has been brilliant so far.

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Right from his rookie season, Curry’s three-pointer was his main weapon. While Curry isn’t the first three-point specialist to enter the league, no one before him has been able to inspire the upcoming players as he has.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates Klay Thompson’s three-point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Larry Bird, Ray Allen, and Reggie Miller are considered some of the greatest shooters of all-time. But Curry has surpassed them all. The only record he is yet to break is Allen’s total of 2973 career threes. Curry is at 2,677 currently and is likely to break it by next season.

The best part of Curry’s career is that he has become a lot more than just a three-point specialist. He is also one of the best playmakers in the league and has some of the nastiest ball-handling skills. His overall ability is what makes him an all-time great.

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Can Brown help the Celtics climb in the standings?

Despite tonight’s win, the Celtics still only have a 21-21 record. For a team of their caliber, it is an underwhelming record. They are seventh in the Eastern Conference currently with the Hawks and the Knicks above them.

The Celtics need their stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to step up in their coming games, as they hope for a strong playoff performance once again. They have been Eastern Conference Finals regulars in the last few years, but they will now aim to go beyond.

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Dec 23, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates with guard Jaylen Brown (7) after scoring against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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