Timberwolves fall to Celtics, dropping three straight for first time this season


Boston Celtics second-year swingman Jaylen Brown walked off the court on his own Thursday after taking a hard fall late in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Star man Gordan Hayward broke his leg in the opening game of the season after a bad fall, so when Brown rose for a dunk but then landed heavily on his neck and back, people were stunned silent.

Following the game, head coach Brad Stevens had this say about Brown's injury.

Al Horford immediately rushed over and made sure Brown stayed down until help arrived. "I think that's the difference right now between us being a really good team and being a good team".

After lying down on the court for a few minutes, he was able to stand and even walk on his own, which drew a loud ovation from the Minnesota faithful. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms. "You just never wanna see that happen especially to a teammate of yours".

Timberwolves: Three days after becoming a father again, 10-year National Basketball Association veteran and former league MVP Derrick Rose on Thursday signed with the Timberwolves in a transaction that felt like coming home to a team for which he has never played. It's just their hands get slippery or guys are just underneath them and scary falls happen like that. I've done it in high school the same way. "Just glad we got it out of the way pretty early". "It's hard to see that".

What was most impressive about the Celtics' offense all night was the ball movement and how many players were involved on the scoring end things as eight of 11 players had at least six or more points.

Brown, 21, is averaging 14.1 points per game in his sophomore season after being the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart all played a big role. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers tweeted he was praying for Brown.