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For Jaylen Brown, the Celtics took a well-deserved spanking

Since the Thunder were without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, we couldn’t see how the Celtics could lose let alone be humiliated for this move to OKC. However, this is what happened since OKC destroyed Boston (150-117), with two franchise records at stake: 150 points and 48 points scored in a quarter.

On the Celtics side, it’s only the third time in franchise history that they have scored 150 or more points in a game. It’s also only the second time that an opponent has finished with five players at 20 points or more! A dismal collective performance that cringes Jaylen Brown (29 points), who knows the level of effort in Tuesday night’s loss to the Thunder was unacceptable.

We got our behinds kicked. This is what happened » launched Jaylen Brown. “You step onto the court, you take everything for granted and that’s what happens. We probably looked for it. We weren’t connected, we weren’t supporting each other on the pitch. No help in defense. They humiliated us”.

Like Jaylen Brown, Joe Mazzulla also pointed to his players’ lack of effort against the Thunder. “Yes, they played harder than us the whole game” conceded the coach. “Like I said in the game against Phoenix, you have to play with humility every night knowing that the opponent wants to beat you. We were outclassed in all aspects of the game. They were ready to play, we weren’t.

A shock against Dallas to react or… sink

Boston will have the opportunity to react on the night of Thursday to Friday against Dallas. The Mavericks remain on seven straight wins, and it will be a real test for the Celtics to gauge their ability to react. Exactly, Joe Mazzulla thinks that this type of rout, even complicated period, is a blessing in disguise.

“It may not be the nicest thing to wait for, but you have to go through this kind of shit when you want to achieve your goals, good or bad, and that’s the way it is. We have to get through all of this, and we will be judged on how we handle it.” he concludes.

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Jayson Tatum 35 36.9 47.3 35.0 85.5 1.1 7.0 8.1 4.1 2.7 1.2 0.9 2.1 30.9
Jaylen Brown 35 35.7 49.5 33.6 80.4 1.2 6.1 7.3 3.4 3.1 1.2 0.4 2.7 27.1
Malcolm Brogdon 31 23.4 47.1 42.3 86.6 0.7 3.3 4.0 3.8 1.8 0.5 0.3 1.4 13.0
Marcus Smart 33 33.2 42.3 33.7 77.2 0.7 2.7 3.3 7.4 2.2 1.4 0.4 2.8 11.2
Derrick White 37 26.3 45.2 37.6 85.3 0.6 2.4 3.0 3.1 1.0 0.8 0.8 2.3 10.1
Al Horford 28 30.8 49.0 44.4 62.5 1.0 5.3 6.3 2.6 0.6 0.4 1.1 1.8 9.7
Grant Williams 36 27.8 51.6 43.9 84.9 1.1 3.6 4.7 1.6 0.9 0.8 0.3 2.6 9.0
Robert Williams 7 18.9 83.3 0.0 80.0 3.3 4.0 7.3 1.1 1.1 0.4 1.0 1.9 8.3
Sam Hauser 37 15.5 45.1 41.1 63.6 0.4 2.1 2.5 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 1.2 6.1
Blake Griffin 15 15.3 50.0 33.3 71.4 1.0 2.9 3.9 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 2.1 5.4
Payton Pritchard 23 9.9 39.5 33.3 66.7 0.5 0.7 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 4.0
Luke Kornet 31 12.1 67.5 33.3 83.3 1.4 1.9 3.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.8 1.4 3.9
Mfiondu Kabengele 1 8.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
noah vonleh 22 7.5 45.8 25.0 100.0 0.8 1.4 2.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 1.5 1.1
Jd Davison 3 2.8 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7
justin jackson 15 4.5 20.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.6

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