MANILA, Philippines — Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown will lick his wounds after a heartbreaking Sport 7 rout by the hands of the Miami Warmth within the NBA Japanese Convention Finals earlier than pondering the subsequent step of his profession.
Brown has one yr left on his contract and is eligible for a supermax contract extension with the Celtics this offseason.
“I anticipated to win at present and transfer on and that was my focus was on and that was my focus has been on,” stated Brown within the postgame press convention after a lopsided 103-84 loss on Tuesday (Manila time).
When requested about his plans within the offseason, the 26-year-old guard stated he isn’t but occupied with the longer term.
“We failed, I failed, and it’s onerous to consider the rest proper now to be sincere. We’ll cross that bridge after we get there,” he stated.
“We failed. I failed and it’s onerous to consider the rest proper now.”
Jaylen Brown after dropping Sport 7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 30, 2023
Jimmy Butler and the eighth-seed Warmth denied the Celtics from changing into the primary staff to beat a 0-3 collection deficit and their supposed second straight NBA Finals look.
Brown dedicated a career-worst eight turnovers in Sport 7 and shot 1-of-9 from the three-point line as he completed with 19 factors, eight rebounds, 5 assists, two blocks, and a steal.
The 2-time NBA All-Star struggled from deep within the Japanese Convention Finals as he was restricted to 16.3% three-point capturing within the collection.
Brown, a second team All-NBA member this season, can comply with a supermax contract extension this offseason as he’ll grow to be a free agent in 2024.
The Celtics fought again from a 0-3 deficit and compelled a rubber match however they couldn’t cease the Warmth from changing into the second eighth-seed in NBA historical past to succeed in the Finals after the 1999 New York Knicks.
The Warmth battle the Denver Nuggets for the NBA championship beginning on June 2 (Manila time).
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