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Irving, Brown help Celtics' run reach 15

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(TSX / STATS) -- ATLANTA -- Boston forward Jaylen Brown was able to put aside his personal heartbreak for another night and helped the Celtics extend their winning streak to 15 games.

It has been a rough week for the Atlanta-area native. He learned Wednesday night that his childhood best friend had died and responded with 22 points in a win over Golden State.

Brown flew home on Friday to be with his family and came out Saturday to score a career-high 27 points and lead the Celtics to a 110-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

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Rank Name APG
1 J. Harden, Hou10.1
2 R. Westbrook, OKC9.5
3 J. Wall, Was9.3
4 L. James, Cle8.6
5 B. Simmons, Phi7.7
6 J. Teague, Min7.5
7 K. Lowry, Tor7.2
8 L. Ball, LAL6.8
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Rank Name SPG
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2 K. Bazemore, Atl1.93
3t S. Curry, GS1.93
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5 F. Ntilikina, NY1.92
6 P. Beverley, LAC1.90
7t R. Rubio, Uta1.87
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