The Boston Celtics have returned to form, as seen by their current three-game winning streak and five wins in their most recent six contests.
The team’s current success can be largely attributed to the contributions made by Celtics standout Jaylen Brown, who received recognition from the NBA on Monday for his outstanding play by being named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Brandon Ingram, a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, was selected as the Player of the Week for the Western Conference by the league. Ingram was selected No. 2 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, one spot ahead of Brown.
Brown led the Celtics to a perfect 3-0 week last week, averaging 31.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and a 55.9 percent field goal shooting percentage while shooting from the floor. Brown led the Celtics to victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night by scoring 41 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, dishing out three assists, and making one steal.
This season, the superstar player, who is now 26 years old, is averaging a career-high 27 points and seven rebounds per game. It would not be surprising if he made it onto one of the three All-NBA teams for the first time in his career.
Brown and the Celtics will get their season off once again on Tuesday night when they take on the Washington Wizards away from home.