National Basketball Association star suffers horrifying post-dunk fall

Jaylen Brown appears to avoid serious neck injury in fall at Celtics vs. Wolves

Jaylen Brown appears to avoid serious neck injury in fall at Celtics vs. Wolves

Kyrie Irving returned from a one-game absence to help Boston fend off Minnesota, finishing with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to pace the Celtics in a 117-109 victory over the Timberwolves on Thursday night.

He went up for a dunk on a fast break and lost his balance on the way down, falling hard on the head, neck and upper back area when he was unable to break his fall.

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. I was just happy that he was able to get up and walk on his own power.

The stunning play quickly went viral on social media and it simply gets better each time you watch it.

A number of National Basketball Association players watching on TV took to Twitter to express their concern for Brown and relief that he was able to walk off the court.

In Oakland, Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Draymond Green notched a triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Golden State Warriors shook off the early exit of Stephen Curry with an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-107.

They remained two games behind Eastern Conference leaders Toronto - which booked their playoff berth on Wednesday, March 7.

Tarriff announcements send stocks lower
Gold dropped $12.70 to $1,305.20 an ounce, silver lost 13 cents to $16.28 per ounce and copper lost 1 cent to $3.12 per pound. Since the stock market's correction earlier this month, the Dow and S&P 500 have clawed back more than half of their losses.

Brown was evaluated for a concussion and taken to a hospital for a CT scan and additional testing after the fall, according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

With fresh legs down the stretch, Irving hit three shots inside the arc and assisted on an Al Horford three in four straight possessions, extending Boston's lead from seven to 12 and putting the Timberwolves away. "I've done that fall in high school the exact same way".

Brown had 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. It clinched a spot in the playoffs for the Celtics.

Brown tweeted after the game that he was OK.

The dynamic duo were in one fluid motion in the final frame - they combined for 15 of the C's 31 fourth-quarter points and shut the door on any potential Timberwolves comeback.

"We're so close as a group, and we'll make sure Jaylen is okay", Boston's Kyrie Irving said in a postgame interview.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.