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Celtics forward Jaylen Brown leaves game after hard landing

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Exciting Boston Celtics youngster Jaylen Brown was lucky to walk off the court after falling awkwardly in his side's National Basketball Association clash against Minnesota Timberwolves.

Marcus Morris added 17 points for the Celtics, whose good vibes were tempered a bit by the hard landing Jaylen Brown took on his back after a dunk late in the third quarter.

Silence spread across Target Center with Timberwolves fans and all the players and officials distraught, as Brown lay on the ground motionless with medical staff hovering around his limp body.

"We've just got to take advantage of the moments, continue to get better every game and utilize these games to really play our best", he said. Many of his teammates noted how rarely they'd seen a fall that severe after a dunk, making his ability to get up afterward all the more impressive and heartening.

Given the way his arms clenched immediately after the fall, it would be a surprise if Brown did not suffer a concussion.

"I probably had one of the better looks [at the fall]", Celtics big man Al Horford said. Brown was later ruled out for the rest of the game.

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Brown didn't return and finished with 14 points and five rebounds as one of six Celtics to score in double figures in a balanced offensive attack against an overmatched Timberwolves defense.

As reported by, the Raptors are the first NBA team this season to comfortably secure a spot at the playoffs in the league for both the Western and Eastern Conference. It's just their hands get slippery or guys are just underneath them and scary falls happen like that.

But six became a common theme at the start of the second half, as the Celtics scored six points in a hurry before missing six consecutive field goals.

Warriors 110, Spurs 107: Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and nearly single-handedly led undermanned Golden State's fourth-quarter rally past visiting San Antonio after Stephen Curry went down early.

Nemanja Bjelica led the Timberwolves with a career-high 30 points, including 6 of 9 from the 3-point range.

After losing three straight games before the All-Star break, the time off came at a ideal time for the Boston Celtics as they were able to rest and regroup in a bid to return to form for the second half of the season.