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Jaylen Brown says DeMar DeRozan’s botched game-winner attempt normally goes in ‘nine times out of 10’

Despite playing without Kyrie Irving on Sunday, the Boston Celtics were still able to extend their winning streak to 12 games, with a victory against the Toronto Raptors. Escaping with a one-point victory, 95-94. Jaylen Brown knows they were very lucky to end up with a win, especially with DeMar DeRozan missing a potential game-winner.

The second-year forward talked about being fortunate that DeRozan missed the shot, as he understands how good of a clutch performer the Raptors star is. He even added, via a video from MassLive, that the three-time All-Star would’ve probably knocked it down 90 percent of the time.

“That’s a shot DeMar DeRozan probably hits nine times out of 10. I got a late contest, but he missed this one, so we’ll take the win,” said Brown.

“I don’t believe he’s missing that shot if he gets another opportunity. I did a good job of staying down, trying to just make him not know what I’m doing. Make him guess. He just happened to miss.”

With the victory on the night, the C’s continue to own the longest active winning streak in the league today. Jaylen Brown had an impressive performance himself with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes of action. He became the second option on offense, and complimented Al Horford, who had a huge game of his own as well with 21 points, three rebounds, four assist, and two steals.

Jaylen Brown and the Celtics will return to action on Tuesday, when they face the Brooklyn Nets, and will look to extend their winning streak further. The Raptors, on the other hand, saw their two-game streak end, and will try to get back on track versus the Houston Rockets also in two nights time.