Jaylen Brown Increasingly Efficient From Long-Range For Celtics

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Jaylen Brown with fans during the fourth quarter of Game 2 Tuesday night. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Celtics pace the Bucks 2-0 with Game 3 of their series Friday night in Milwaukee at 9:30 p.m.

Jaylen Brown's been a huge part of Boston's success. The second-year swingman is averaging 25 points in the series after scoring 20, then 30, and he's shooting 51 percent.

But, more notably, Brown's nailed 7-of-17 3's--that's 41 percent. In his last dozen games dating back to the regular season, he made 52 percent of his 3's, with 28 makes on 54 chances.

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Brown remembers shooting just 29 percent from distance as a college freshman before entering the NBA. It's important for him to succeed in that facet of his game.

"I put a lot of work in, I put a lot of time in on it this summer and through the course of the year improving offensively," he said. "Just coming into the draft, that was one of the biggest things people nit-picked me on, so that's one of the things I wanted to get better at."

Celts were 28-13 on the road this season--the third-best mark away from home in the league. But, Bucks were 25-16 at home and still have the best player in the series in Giannis Antetokounmpo, so Boston's job is far from over--unless Milwaukee keeps making mistakes.

Twenty percent of the C's scoring in the series has come off Bucks turnovers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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