Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has stressed the importance of his team learning from their mistakes as they look to bounce back against Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals (Money Line – Golden State Warriors 4/7, Boston Celtics 7/5).
The ongoing NBA Finals series has been full of drama and the latest twist landed in Game 4 on Saturday.
Jayson Tatum (15/5 – Finals MVP) top-scored for the Celtics (6/5 – Series winner), ending the night with 23 points, while Brown (13/2 – Finals MVP) was next in line for Boston after chipping in with 21 points.
Boston appeared to be on course to open up a 3-1 series lead, having outscored their rivals in each of the first two quarters, however, they allowed the Dubs to regain control in the second half and eventually run out comfortable winners.
Ahead of Game 5 on Tuesday, Brown said: “A lot of great basketball is still in front of us. We take our mistakes and learn from them and you apply it as best you can going forward. I still think we are in a great spot.
“It’s the biggest stage in the world. I’ll take our group, our guys, versus anybody. So I’m looking forward to it.”
Starting center Robert Williams III is rated as a doubt once again for the Celtics going into Game 5 at Chase Center in San Francisco.
He has been struggling with soreness in his left knee throughout the series and asked to leave the court with just under four minutes remaining last time out.
Williams’ latest comments suggest he should be able to feature: “A little sore, but on the side of the better days I’ve had.
“I was actually looking for the clip (to see what happened). I can’t necessarily tell you if it was the jumping or the landing, but typical soreness, man. But like I said, I feel OK.”