Watch Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown take LeBron off the dribble then throw it down

Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown got his first career start Thursday and had to the unenviable task of facing off against LeBron James. It’s a tall order for anyone but especially for a 20-year-old who had yet to reach double figures in scoring after five games.

Well, if the rookie was nervous about having to face the four-time MVP, he didn’t show it. In the second quarter, Brown took LeBron off the dribble, drove baseline and then hammered home a two-handed dunk as all James could do was look on.

Brown appears well on his way for his first double-digit scoring night, with nine points on 4-of-8 shooting in the first half. He actually outscored James, who headed into halftime with just six points.

But the Celtics didn’t take advantage of their rookie’s strong half, trailing 68-51 at the break.