Jaylen Brown won’t let guard down despite 3-0 lead vs. Sixers
It was a wild and crazy Game 3 between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers that included back-and-forth action and a premature confetti celebration at the end of regulation. At the end of overtime at Wells Fargo Center, the Celtics were able to secure a huge 101-98 victory over the Sixers that gave them a commanding 3-0 series lead heading into Game 4.
When Celtics second-year guard Jaylen Brown was asked what his mentality was going forward in the series, the 21-year-old reiterated that he and his Celtics teammates must keep their foot on the gas and added his own hilarious analogy.
“We shouldn’t get caught up. We gotta finish the drill. Like I’m not one, I was never taught to play with our food. When it comes down to it, we gotta finish it,” Brown said after the game. “It’s the first to four. We have to take care of business.”
That’s a great way to put it. He’s definitely right, even though NBA teams who are up 3-0 in a best-of-seven series are 129-0 in league history.
Brown’s full interview with members of the media, which was posted to YouTube by Boston Celtics on MassLive, can be viewed below.
Despite a lingering hamstring injury, Brown was able to play 29 minutes of action and had 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Boston will look to complete the four-game sweep of the Sixers on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center and advance to their second straight Eastern Conference Finals appearance.