Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Horford, Irving lead way as Celtics cruise past slumping Timberwolves

Horford, Irving lead way as Celtics cruise past slumping Timberwolves

Rising Celtics star Jaylen Brown rebounded a missed hook shot by Minnesota All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, raced down the court, split two defenders in the paint and elevated for a dunk. Brown fell head over heels onto his back and remained down for a few minutes.

The Boston Celtics secured a spot in the National Basketball Association playoffs after overcoming the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-109 on Thursday.

The good news here is that Brown was able to walk to the locker room under his own power after being down on the court for some time. Brown later was taken to a hospital, but he tweeted that he was OK and merely sustained a headache.

Like a ton of National Basketball Association players who can defy gravity, Jaylen Brown is extremely athletic.

The Celtics, whose team field goal percentage for the season is just 45.1 percent and ranks No. 22 in the National Basketball Association, shot 49.4 percent from the floor in this one.

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Here is the video of the incident, which as a warning can be hard to watch.

"I was terrified. I mean, I know what that fall is like", said Smart. It's just their hands get slippery or guys are just underneath them and scary falls happen like that. But he is set to undergo a CT scan to ensure there is no serious injury.

National Basketball Association team Toronto Raptors have successfully secured a spot at the post-season playoffs with their win against the Detroit Pistons last Wednesday night, March 7, at the Little Caesars Arena with a close game that went into overtime. 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. "Took everything he had". "Just glad we got it out of the way pretty early".

Curry tweaked his ankle just over two minutes into the game, which the Warriors won thanks to Kevin Durant's 37 points and 11 rebounds.

It was far from just the Irving show, as Horford (20 points, eight rebounds and six assists), Tatum (12 points and five boards), Marcus Morris (17 points and five rebounds) and Terry Rozier (13 points) kept a Boston offense that finished with 28 assists rolling.

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