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Jan 30, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) reacts after getting called for a fifth foul during the second half against the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

It’s not All-Star roster spot, but Jaylen Brown is getting recognized by the NBA. On Monday, the league named the Celtics forward Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his performance the week of January 27 through Feb 2.

Brown averaged 25 points and six rebounds three games last week, shooting 55.8% from the field. He capped the week with a game-high 32 points in Boston’s Saturday night win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics third win of three games last week.

It’s the second time this Brown has received the award, he was also recognized for the last week of December. Before that, no Celtic had been Conference Player of the Week since Isaiah Thomas in the 2016-17 season.

In his fourth year in the league, Brown has made a major jump. He’s averaging 20.4 points per game this season, well up from the 13 per he posted last season. He’s scoring more while also being more efficient with the basketball, shooting nearly 50% and getting to the line almost twice as much as he has any other season in his career.

Brown and the Celtics are back in action Monday night when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell have the call on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with pregame coverage starting at 7 p.m.

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