‘Means nothing if we lay an egg on our home court’: Jaylen Brown warns Celtics they have achieved NOTHING yet, with Boston on the brink of NBA history after leveling series with Miami Heat from 3-0 down
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Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown has urged his team to seize their chance to make NBA history after fighting back from 3-0 down to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with Miami Heat.
Derrick White’s buzzer beater gave the Celtics a 104-103 win and forces Game 7 on Monday night, in Boston, as the Celtics bid to become the first team in the history of the NBA to overturn a 3-0 lead.
It was gripping ending in Miami on Saturday night but Brown cut through the mayhem and chaos as he warned his team they have done nothing yet.
‘This means nothing if we come back and lay an egg on our home court,’ Brown was quoted as saying.
Jaylen Brown’s focus is straight onto Monday despite Boston’s epic Saturday win over Miami
Brown and the Celtics forced Game 7 with a stunning late victory over the Heat on Saturday
He added at his post-game press conference: ‘It just takes togetherness.
‘Everything was going wrong. That’s when you start to see the character of yourself. That’s when you start to see the character of your group.
‘Don’t measure a man when everything is going well…measure a group when adversity hits.
‘It hit us like a storm. It can’t get no worse in the playoffs than how we had kind of been playing. And look how we responded.
‘Being down three games, nobody ahs ever been able to come back from that as of yet. it’s only what, four or five teams that have been able to force a Game 7 (from 3-0 down).
‘That just tells you that the group we have is unique, the group we have is special. Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck to bring it home. Tonight was an amazing game and an incredible play at the end.’
The Celtics were a tenth of a second away from elimination when White scored on a putback as time expired.