The Boston Celtics are one win away from entering their first NBA finals after the 2008 season. The Celtics are leading the series 3-2 against the Miami Heat as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum combined to score 77 points. Brown was the leader in points for both teams as he ended with 25 points with four rebounds and one assist.
The former Golden Bears player also had an efficient game as he had 10-19 from the field and 5-9 from the deep. But the best highlight from Brown’s incredible game was his massive over Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry in the fourth quarter. After the game, the 23-year-old was proud of his game and said, “We’ve got an opportunity to do something with this group that’s special. Let’s not take that for granted.”
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Celtics coach Ime Udoka was elated with his team’s performance and praised the players for their defence. He said, “I think the mental stress and strain we put on some teams with our defence has worked and carried us through the playoffs at times.”
Boston centre Al Horford was also important in this win as he scored 16 points with seven rebounds and five assists. After the game, he said, “In the first half, it was tough because we weren’t hitting shots and we were turning the ball over. But the key for us was continuing to do what we do defending, and then on offence playing how we play. And eventually, we were able to get it going.”