If there was one player who stood out for Boston Celtics in Game 3 vs Miami Heat, it was Jaylen Brown who dropped game-high 40 points in an exquisite show at TD Garden. Having to trail by as many as 26 points, Celtics got the lead down to just 1-point in the fourth quarter. Until Adebayo and Max Struss decided to take over and once again take an upper hand in the EC Finals.
After the game when Jaylen Brown was questioned about the short-coming of the team, he simply took all the blame on himself stating that he could have done a better job for his team. Brown might have dropped a game-high performances. But he also had 7 of Celtics’ 23 turnovers in Game 3. The home side’s Big 3 has a total of 17 turnovers combined.
What was opinionated by Jaylen Brown?
To those who missed Game 3 action, Boston Celtics fans had a distinct feeling of deja vu in Game 3. Having suffered a 14-39 third-quarter meltdown in Game 1, which decisively turned the course of that contest, the Celtics conceded an 18-39 quarter to the Miami Heat in Game 3. They made just one-of-six 3-point shots and committed as many as five turnovers in the first 12-minute period to start the game.
Interestingly, Brown landed his career-worst showing of seven turnovers in these very playoffs during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
That being said, after securing a tough Game 2 victory on road, Celtics have once again failed to capitalise in taking an upper hand against their opponents early on in a 7-Game series. With Brown coming to form, Jayson Tatum had one of his worst games as he managed to score only 10 points with Heat being without Jimmy Butler in the entire second half.
To make matters worse, Tatum briefly entered the locker room as well late in the fourth quarter, citing his shoulder when he collided with Victor Oladipo. Will Ime Udoka’s team be able to bounce back after this hard-fought loss? Remains to be seen.