Mavs-Celtics: Best photos from Jaylen Brown's transition dunk

Jaylen Brown throws down emphatic dunk on the breakaway (0:34)

Jaylen Brown has the Boston crowd on its feet with an incredible dunk midway through the first quarter. (0:34)

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown received high praise from Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd the day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

"Well, Jaylen is their best player. ... He did everything, and that's what your best player does. Just understanding he plays both sides, defense and offense, at a high rate. And he's been doing that the whole playoffs," Kidd said Saturday. "I mean, when you talk about the Eastern Conference MVP, and it seems like he has continued to pick up where he left off."

The veteran guard matched that praise with his high-flying start in the first quarter. Brown flew by Luka Doncic then rose up over Maxi Kleber on the emphatic two-handed jam.

These images further illustrate the big play.

How it started

Getting some hang time

Rocking the rim

How it ended