Brandon Boston has emotional explanation for breakout game vs Celtics

Brandon Boston Jr., LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Boston Jr., LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Boston Jr. has been impressing in his opportunities for the LA Clippers.

The rookie just stepped up in the Clippers’ game on Monday, hitting five of 11 shots and three of six threes for 13 points.

It wasn’t the first time he had played well. When he played 19 or more minutes in games this season, he shined. I wrote about it in one of my most recent articles:

"In the four games he’s played 19 or more minutes, he’s chipped in 43 total points to go along with six threes on 15 attempts. That’s a stellar 40% three-point percentage in those games, and a good 37.5% on the year.In those games where he’s given 19 or more minutes, he’s shot 43.2% from the field."

With Paul George out yesterday, Boston had another prime opportunity to make a big splash. He didn’t squander the moment.

Brandon Boston Jr. played out of his mind on Wednesday night for the LA Clippers.

Brandon Boston Jr. went nuts for the LA Clippers on Wednesday night, going nine of 13 for 27 points and hitting five out of eight attempts from deep. Going a perfect four of four from the free throw line, the guy put on a scoring clinic all night. He was sixth on the Clippers in minutes played (25), yet was still the best player on the court for Clip City.

While Clippers fans have loved Boston all year, many may not know the extra motivation Boston had coming into this game. After the contest, Boston expressed why this game against the Celtics meant so much to him.

It certainly appeared as if Boston had a little extra motivation. Besides, it wasn’t even just the offensive side of the game where he dominated. The kid had FOUR steals, which led the team.

Boston’s a rookie, but certainly doesn’t look the part. He looks like a guy who’s already taking his game seriously and making major steps early in his journey that most rookies don’t make. Rookies aren’t supposed to put defenders in body bags on the way to hitting deep fadeaway threes to beat the buzzer.

But Boston does just that.

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A great teammate, a coachable player, and a talent who’s already seeing his hard work pay off makes Boston impossible not to root for. Looks like a lot of teams may regret not taking him before the Clippers did with the 51st pick.