“Jaylen Brown Joins Celtics Elite Company Surpassing 10,000-Point Mark”

On Sunday night, Jaylen Brown became the 15th player in Boston Celtics franchise history to score over 10,000 regular-season career points. Brown achieved this milestone during the team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, where he scored his 10,000th point.

It took Brown 538 games to reach this mark, making him an excellent candidate to join the top 10 scorers in Celtics history. Jayson Tatum, his teammate, accomplished this last season and became the youngest player in franchise history and the tenth youngest player in league history to do so. Currently, Brown ranks 15th in the Celtics all-time scoring list, behind Antoine Walker and Tatum, with Tom Heinsohn and Bill Sharman sitting above Tatum. JoJo White holds the tenth spot with 13,188 points.

Brown is also ranked third all-time for three-pointers scored in franchise history, behind Tatum and Paul Pierce. Brown is in his eighth season, and Tatum is in his seventh season. Their two seasons are fewer than JoJo White and the other players who rank above them, giving them enough time to climb higher into the top 10 scorers of the Celtics franchise.

The Celtics are the winningest franchise in NBA history, boasting 17 NBA titles, with a good chance to win Banner 18 this June. After the Celtics’ 124-107 victory over Portland, Brown spoke to NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin about his achievement. “It’s a great accomplishment,” he said. “It means a lot. It’s been a fantastic journey, and we’re still looking forward to what’s next. Hopefully, I have another 10,000 in me. … It’s an honor to play with your teammates.”

Brown’s performance this year has been exceptional, averaging 23.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, a career-high 3.6 assists, and just over a steal per game. Since the NBA All-Star break, he has averaged the ninth-highest points per game in the league, at 26.8. His shooting percentages have also improved since the break, with an average of 52.4 percent from the field and 40 percent from the three-point line.

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