Kemba Walker reacts to Jaylen Brown claiming Celtics came out flat in Game 4 vs. Heat
When asked about Brown’s claim that the C’s had a poor start against Miami in Game 4, Walker expressed his disagreement with his teammate’s claim:
Kemba Walker was told Jaylen Brown said the Celtics came out flat: "That’s really hard to hear."
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) September 24, 2020
We shouldn’t read too much into this, as this is likely just a simple case of two teammates having different perspectives. The Celtics have had a highly-publicized spat within the squad earlier in the series, and while that may have turned into a good thing for them in hindsight, they probably don’t need another one right now.
It’s not as if Kemba Walker took a shot at Brown here, so this is certainly something that they should be able to settle between themselves once they watch the game tapes.
Both Walker and Brown did their bits for the Celtics on Wednesday, scoring 20 and 21 points, respectively. The C’s third star, Jayson Tatum, logged 28 points himself (all in the second half), so it could be said that Boston’s trio showed up in Game 4.
Despite their combined effort, though, the Heat proved too strong for them. Miami rallied behind a tremendous 37-point effort from rookie Tyler Herro, who was on fire all night long.
Boston will have a day off to look at their shortcomings in Game 4, as they return to action on Friday for Game 5. The Celtics will need to be at their very best in that one, as another loss will mark the end of what has been an amazing campaign for them.