Derrick White baffled by Jaylen's All-NBA snub after 40-point Game 2

The Eastern Conference Finals have been all Jaylen Brown through the first two games as the Boston Celtics took a 2-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers following Thursday night’s 126-110 Game 2 win. Brown followed up his 26-point Game 1 performance by nearly doubling it in Game 2 with 40 points.

Prior to tip-off, there was a lot of discussion about Brown being left off of an All-NBA team. While his coaches and teammates jumped to his defense by reaffirming that he should have gotten the All-NBA honor, Brown decided to let his game do the talking.

Along with his 40 points on 14 for 27 shooting, Brown also added five rebounds, three assists, and a steal.

Inspired by Brown’s performance, Celtics guard Derrick White joined NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin to let everyone know what he thought of his teammate’s All-NBA snub.

“He’s unreal,” White said of Brown, as seen in the video player above. “He 100 percent got snubbed. He’s been big-time for us all year on both sides of the court. Big-time snub — I don’t get it.”

Brown finished the regular season averaging 23 points on a career-high 49.9 percent conversion rate to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, while also bringing his turnover numbers down to just 2.4 per contest.


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An All-NBA spot wasn’t the only thing Brown was snubbed from according to White, who said Wednesday that Brown should have received an All-Defensive team nod as well.

“First off, JB definitely deserves it,” White said. “He was unreal this whole season, taking on that challenge. Whenever there’s a big name or big player, he wanted the challenge. He kind of set the tone for us the whole season and I think he definitely was deserving.”

Through the first 12 games of the playoffs, Brown is now averaging 24.8 points on a 54.4 percent clip while adding 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and just under a steal per game.

The Celtics will look to tighten their grip on the series as they head to Indiana for Game 3 against the Pacers on Saturday night.

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