Celtics star Jaylen Brown gets honest on ‘bad intentions’ against Hornets forward Miles Bridges
The Celtics dealt the surging Hornets their first loss of the season, with the awesome twosome of Brown and Jayson Tatum leading the charge like the modern-day version of Bill Russell and Bob Cousy. Too much? OK.
Brown was indeed too much for the Hornets though, particularly forward Miles Bridges who was on the receiving end of a vicious breakaway slam from the Celtics All-Star in overtime. You know when you make a good business decision? Bridges did the exact opposite of that.
When asked about his poster jam, Brown said he had to put some extra sauce against Bridges. The highlight became a turning point for the Celtics, who escaped with a 140-129 win (via ESPN).
“Miles is obviously one of the better athletes in the league so I knew if I tried to lay it up he was going to send it back to Boston. So I went up with bad intentions.”
Let’s not also forget that Bridges, who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, is one of the most savage dunkers in the NBA today as well. So he definitely knows what it feels to be on the other end, having embarrassed a lot of guys already.
Brown and Tatum combined for 71 points to carry the Celtics, who improved to 2-2 and will next face the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.