Jaylen Brown feels devastated after the Boston Celtics lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat at home. He held himself accountable for the loss as they couldn’t capitalize on the homecourt advantage they had after winning 3 consecutive games to tie the series 3-3. The Celtics lost to Miami Heat by a score of 103-84. Brown’s contribution in the whole match left him very disappointed with himself as he had eight turnovers and shot only 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-9 from beyond the arc.
The fans of the Boston Celtics expected Jaylen Brown to step up especially in this match as the ankle injury of Jayson Tatum made him unavailable for the game which was already a huge setback for The Celtics. However, Brown not only underperformed in Game 7 but also in the entire series. Brown only averaged 19.0 points, shooting a measly 41.8%, including 16.3% from deep.
In the post-match conference, Jaylen Brown said that “I expected to win today and move on,” Brown said. “That’s what my focus is on, that’s what my focus has been on. We failed, I failed, and it’s hard to think about anything else right now. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” He further added that ”Offensively, it just seemed like we couldn’t hit a shot,” Brown said. “It put more pressure on our defense. We had a bunch of good looks and nothing went in. We all have to sit back and reflect on that.” The player looked devastated while answering the post-match questions. The highlights of the conference were posted by Celtics on NBC Sports Boston on Twitter.
What lies in store for Jaylen Brown’s future with the Boston Celtics?
Jaylen Brown has one year left in his current contract deal. He has an opportunity to wait for another year for his current contract to expire and then become eligible to sign a super-max contract extension worth $295 million for five years this summer after making the second-team All- NBA this season. However, After his poor performance against the Miami Heat in the final game of the series, The Celtics have the upper hand in the case now as they can now offer him less money after their latest playoff debacle.
Brown is most likely to end up as a free agent next summer after his contract expires at Boston Celtics. There will be many teams keeping an eye on the player as he’ll boost up the squad of many of them in the NBA and they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to sign a player who has been named in the NBA All-Star team twice.
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