Brad Stevens says Game 3 was Jaylen Brown’s time to ‘get a few more shots’ for Celtics
Brown led the Celtics in their 104-96 victory over the Pacers, scoring 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field (including 4-of-5 from the 3-point range). He also had seven rebounds, one assist and one block to give Boston a 3-0 series advantage.
Brad Stevens was full of praise for Brown after the game. While he said that the 22-year-old has been huge for them on the defensive end, the Celtics head coach pointed out that Brown took the opportunity to ‘get a few more shots.’
Stevens on Jaylen: "He’s been great in all three games defensively. I thought he made the pass of the game the other night, and today was his turn to get a few more shots."
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 20, 2019
Sure enough, Jaylen Brown had quite a bounce back game after his relatively poor showing on the offensive end in the first two games. In Game 1, the UC Berkeley products made only one point on 1-of-5 shooting, even missing all three of his attempts from deep.
Meanwhile, in Game 2, he only had six points on 50 percent shooting. Brown also failed to convert his two attempts from beyond the arc.
While Brown didn’t really make that many attempts in Game 3, his efficiency was what stood out the most in his performance. Brad Stevens and the Celtics will need him to maintain that kind of production in the playoffs, and if he can keep making an impact without demanding the ball, Boston will surely be hard to stop.