The Boston Celtics stunned the basketball world on Friday night when they emerged with an unlikely victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Jaylen Brown, however, is not resting on his laurels.
Ahead of Game 2 on Sunday night, Brown spoke about their matchup against the mighty Warriors. The Celtics star had nothing but praise for their opponents as he labeled them as a “generational team,” particularly the Dubs’ “core group.” The All-Star swingman then went on to reveal what he believes has been a weakness for his own team of late:
“I’m looking forward to the challenge. Our group is looking forward to the challenge as well,” Brown said, via NBA on Twitter. “We haven’t been consistently as great in the third quarter, but the other quarters matter, too. We just gotta come out, play basketball, and try to take away what they do best. We got our work cut out, but I believe in us.”
"Golden State is a generational team, especially their core group… Every possession matters."
Jaylen Brown is "looking forward to the challenge" ahead of Game 2.
Game 2: Tomorrow, 8:00pm/et on ABC pic.twitter.com/qJPBTljlKi
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The Warriors pulled away from the Celtics in the third quarter of Game 3, outscoring Boston 38-24 after the break. Fortunately for them, Brown and Co. were able to make a furious run in the fourth en route to a sensational win against their heavily-favored opponents.
The Warriors are notorious for jumping their opponents during the third quarter, and Brown is well aware of this fact. He knows that Boston needs to be better in this particular juncture in the game if they hope to upset the Dubs in this series.