Jaylen Brown speaks out on heated ending of Celtics-Raptors Game 6
There were bodies on the floor, flailing arms everywhere, and a lot of call (and non-call) disputes here and there as the Raptors did enough down the stretch to push the series to a do-or-die Game 7 on Friday. Things almost even turned ugly right after the game when players from both squads were seen jawing at each other as they were heading to their respective locker rooms.
After their tough loss, Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown shared his thoughts on the heated postgame exchange between the two teams.
“I think it’s a lot of emotions. It’s very intense. Sometimes things seem to go overboard at times,” Brown told the media, via NBC Sports. “Just keep it in check. Let’s keep it respectable and let’s keep playing basketball. Grown men should be able to control themselves, especially coaching staff.”
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After the buzzer sounded and the Raptors came out on top, Celtics guard Marcus Smart was barking non-stop towards some of the Raptors players, particularly Norman Powell. Smart was upset over a non-call which would’ve given them the possession back and a chance to tie the game and possibly send it to a third overtime.
It also probably didn’t help Smart’s temper that he missed a golden opportunity just seconds before as he botched a potential game-tying triple.
There were a ton of questionable plays during the double-OT thriller, which had both squads’ arms up in the air. One of which was a crucial error from Boston’s Jayson Tatum near the end of regulation where he drove to the basket and seemed to throw the ball towards the corner where Nick Nurse was almost inside the court.
The Raptors head coach was wearing a green-shaded shirt, which a lot of Celtics fans are questioning and debating over.
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Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown brushed off the issue and chose to move forward and accept the L.