The Boston Celtics had a rough night in Chase Center as the Warriors beat them to gain a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals series. Jaylen Brown had a tough shooting night making just 5-of-18 from the field after constantly performing on a high level.
“It’s the NBA Finals. Credit to Golden State. They made it tough us on us, the intensity level. We dropped the ball execution-wise. Offensively, we got to be better. I got to be better. I’m looking forward to it next game,” Brown said.
The Celtics reminded of their dominant self for one quarter after starting the game 16-27 down in the first. They bounced back and played well in the third quarter, when they scored 35 points on 57.8 percent shooting.
Boston outscored the Warriors 35-24 during that stint, while defensively, they kept Golden State at 42.9 percent shooting from the floor. However, they could not execute in the last 12 minutes of the game.
“Just some patience, a little bit more perseverance. I feel like we had some good looks, some good opportunities. It didn’t go down. I felt like I had some good looks. I missed a lot of shots tonight,” Brown said on the Cs fourth quarter struggles.
“Just patience and perseverance. We didn’t have that tonight. But we’re going to need to have it for next game.”
In any case, the Celtics are going back home for a must-win game on Thursday night. Brown is embracing the challenge of bring back the series to Bay Area for a final Game 7. Boston knows that path, as they were in the same position against Milwaukee.
“I felt like we just couldn’t get over the hump tonight. Tough loss, but got the opportunity to even it back up on our home floor, push a Game 7. I’m looking forward to that challenge,” Brown said.
Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals is on Thursday.