Jaylen Brown matched his career high with 34 points on Friday to lead the Boston Celtics to their fifth straight NBA victory, 129-117 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving cast a long shadow, but it was Boston guard Kemba Walker who starred Wednesday in the Celtics's 121-110 NBA victory over the Nets.
Bahamian guard Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped the Boston Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak with a 100-99 home triumph on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving dazzled in his Brooklyn debut, but his 50 points weren't enough as the Nets fell 127-126 in overtime to the Minnesota Timberwolves in their NBA season-opener.
Jaylen Brown finally let go of his well-known flat top hairstyle.
Boston's Jaylen Brown drained 19 points as the United States bounced back from a shock loss to Australia by thumping Canada 84-68 to get their World Cup campaign back on track Monday.
The final United States roster of NBA players for the Basketball World Cup is set after a left ankle injury forced out Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, USA Basketball said Saturday.
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss the United States' national team's intersquad scrimmage Friday with injuries, USA Basketball said Thursday.