June 25, 2024

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown has received some flak over the past week for his lack of assists in their recent outings. Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla fired back at his player’s critics after Brown tallied four assists in Boston’s 120-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

“It’s one of the most misleading stats of all time…” Mazzulla said, via Jack Simone of SB Nation. “What we look at are potential assists… That doesn’t mean he didn’t pass, it doesn’t mean he didn’t make the right read… Success isn’t defined by stuff like that.”

Brown also recorded four assists in the previous game against the New York Knicks, by the way. And before he had two consecutive games zero-assist games to begin the month, he ended November with a 30-point, six-assist night in a 27-point win over the Chicago Bulls.

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