Brown supplied 13 points (5-18 FG, 3-12 3Pt), six rebounds, one assists and one steal across 39 minutes in Sunday's 87-79 ECF Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers. Brown missed a handful of wide open threes that contributed to Boston's offensive woes. He was one of many Celtics who struggled. Brown, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart shot a combined 8-for-42. The poor shooting was a result of a stagnant second half Boston offense that lacked ball movement and seemed to cave under pressure. Still, Brown performed well in the post-season. During these playoffs, Brown averaged 18.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 made threes over 32 minutes per game. He'll return to Boston next season, possibly facing more competition for shot attempts due to Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both returning to the lineup.
Brown finished with 27 points (11-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-6 FT), three rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to the Cavaliers. Brown continued to score the ball well Friday, finishing with 27 points but failed to record a defensive stat. He also went just 3-of-6 from the free-throw line, a constant source of frustration for the coaching staff. Game Seven will be in Boston on Sunday and Brown is going to need to once again be a focal point of the offense if they are to advance to the Finals.
Brown had 17 points (4-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 96-83 victory over the Cavaliers. Brown struggled to find his rhythm but still managed to put up 17 points in the victory. He continues to play well although his shot choices remain questionable at times. Brown attacked the basket with little reward in this one and perhaps needs to look at facilitating once in the paint rather than forcing his shot. On the positive, he was part of a team defensive effort that harassed LeBron James into committing six turnovers. Boston will take their winning momentum into Cleveland on Friday as they look to wrap up the series in six games.
Brown had 25 points (10-23 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to Cleveland. Brown bounced back after a disappointing effort in Game Three, finishing with a team-high 25 points. While the scoring was nice, he did take 23 field-goal attempts to get there in what was a case of volume equalling production. The Celtics were better as a team but simply had no answer for LeBron James on the defensive end and they are going to need to re-focus as they head home for Game Five in what is basically a must-win game.
Brown had just 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes during Saturday's 116-86 loss to the Cavaliers. Brown, along with a number of teammates, had his worst game of the post-season Saturday, producing just 10 points with very little else. The team can take solace from the fact that they all managed to save their worst games for the same one, meaning that things should improve for Monday's Game Four. The Celtics will look to bounce back as they attempt to head home with a 3-1 series lead.
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