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NBA Twitter Blasts Jaylen Brown After Poor Performance in Game 7 Loss to Heat
- NBA fans blasted Jaylen Brown’s performance in Game 7 on social media
- He struggled with his outside shot and committed many turnovers against the Heat
- The Celtics needed Brown to deliver after Jayson Tatum got hurt in the first quarter
The Boston Celtics headed into Game 7 with momentum on their side.
They had won the last three games against the Miami Heat to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 3-3.
With Boston playing host for Game 7, all signs pointed to the Celtics becoming the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3-0 series deficit.
But Game 7 didn’t start according to plan for the Celtics, as Jayson Tatum rolled his ankle on Boston's very first play.
With Tatum injured and clearly less than 100% for the rest of the game, the onus was on Jaylen Brown to carry the scoring cudgels for the Celtics in the winner-takes-all contest.
Brown struggles in Game 7
Brown disappointed, however, as he delivered an offensive clunker in Boston’s biggest game of the season.
He shot the ball horribly from deep, going 1 of 9 from beyond the arc in Game 7. He also committed eight turnovers in the loss to the Heat.
Fans blast Brown's handles
NBA fans and players took to social media to blast Brown for his atrocious performance.
Shannon Sharpe wrote that Brown’s handles are awful.
Other fans made fun of Brown’s dribbling.
Another fan made a flowchart of Brown’s decision-making on the offensive end.
Other fans pointed out that Brown didn’t know what to do once Tatum got hurt.
Fans said Brown was not worthy of the Supermax following his poor performance.
Others compared Brown to Caleb Martin, who was superb for the Heat in Game 7.
Martin delivered when Miami needed him most, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, per Bleacher Report. He shot 11 of 16 from the field to help the Heat seal a Finals showdown with the Denver Nuggets.
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Sports Brief recently reported on the Heat’s win over the Celtics in Game 7.
Jimmy Butler was named Eastern Conference Finals MVP after his impressive performance in the series finale.
He recorded 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals against Boston.