Jaylen Brown Helps Lift Celtics Past Bulls
Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 32 points as the Celtics, who rested starters Al Horford and Jaysum Tatum, defeated the Bulls Friday night at TD Garden.
Brown also knocked down a career-best seven 3-pointers in Boston's 111-104 win over the Bulls. He shot 11-for-19 from the field and 7-for-10 from three-point range.
Jonathan Gibson, signed by the Celtics Wednesday afternoon, knocked down 3-of-5 three point shots in the fourth quarter.
His final 3-pointer was part of a 10-2 run that helped Boston push their lead to nine with 5:10 remaining. The Celtics led by at least two possessions the rest of the way.
Gibson was signed by the Celtics Wednesday via the hardship exception.
The 33-year-old guard averaged 33.7 points in 38 games in the Chinese Basketball Association's 2017-2018 season.
His lone NBA experience came during the 2016-2017 season, when he played 17 games with the Magic and averaged 6.2 points and 13.6 minutes per game.
With Al Horford out, Greg Monroe was Boston's most dominate big, posting a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The Celtics have just three regular season games left to play this season. They'll take on the Hawks Saturday afternoon in Boston, followed by matchups against the Wizards and Nets.