Celtics' Jaylen Brown takes scary fall, walks off under own power
Boston Celtics's Jaylen Brown tries to squeeze between Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica, left, of Serbia, and Taj Gibson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
NBA.com staff report
Jaylen Brown took a very scary fall on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in Minnesota.
The second-year swingman dunked during a fast break and let go of the rim too early, falling straight on his back. Brown stayed down for minutes before heading to the locker room under his own power. He's being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms.
The 21-year-old received a standing ovation from Minnesota fans while walking off the court. The arena was initially silent -- similar to the crowd reaction of Gordon Hayward's injury -- after the tough spill.
Brown had 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes before exiting. He would not return.
Prayers sent to you right now and up Jalen Brown!!!! Glad to see you walk off on your own 🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 9, 2018
Just saw the play...prayers to Jalen Brown. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 9, 2018