Jaylen Brown: We are not scared, we do not fear the Warriors

Gary Washburn: Jaylen Brown “We are not scared. We do not fear the Golden State #Warriors.” #Celtics #NBAFinals2022
Source: Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

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Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown said he already read @WCRhoden‘s “Forty Million Dollar Slaves” while in high school, and had no idea he was talking to Rhoden today until Rhoden gave him an autographed copy of the book. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20222:02 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jaylen Brown came to the podium with a signed copy of @WCRhoden’s book, “Forty Million Dollar Slaves.” Said he met Rhoden today and sheepishly said he didn’t realize who he was talking to at first, having read the book in high school. Said it’s already a good day as a result. – 2:01 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown said he already read @BROSpod‘s “40 Million Dollar Slaves” while in high school, and had no idea he was talking to Rhoden today until Rhoden gave him an autographed copy of the book. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20222:01 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown “We are not scared. We do not fear the Golden State #Warriors.” #Celtics #NBAFinals20221:58 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown said the team met today and the importance of Game 6 was emphasized. “We have all the motivation in the world,” he said. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20221:56 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown: “We’ve learned so much throughout this process.” – 1:55 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown: “We know what’s at stake. All the motivation in the world (for Game 6). Leave it all out there.” – 1:54 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
For today’s @SInow Daily Cover, I talked to Jaylen Brown about Jaylen Brown: https://t.co/7Km5kDRUdh pic.twitter.com/vtAruRawJx1:42 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
“They said I shouldn’t be paid. They said I should be traded. It’s nothing new to me. I think I’m one of the best players in the world…People may not think so, but that’s just my mindset.”
I talked to Jaylen Brown about his long road to the NBA Finals: si.com/nba/2022/06/15… – 9:55 AM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Jayson Tatum averaging 40.9 minutes in this series (42.8 in last 3 games), 41.0 in playoffs. He’s shooting 23.8 pct in 4th quarter in Finals.
Jaylen Brown averaging 41.1 mins in last 3.
Guessing when the series is over, each will go to bed and set his alarm clock for August. – 11:18 AM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Three players attempted five or more 3P without a make last night:
❌ Stephen Curry, 0-9
❌ Andrew Wiggins, 0-6
❌ Jaylen Brown, 0-5
It’s the first time in NBA Finals history there have been three such players in a game, and just the third time in NBA postseason history. pic.twitter.com/W91sJAQqz710:46 AM

StatMuse @statmuse
Jaylen Brown is shooting 1-14 from three when guarded by Draymond Green. pic.twitter.com/kDHw21EJwo10:17 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
“They didn’t want me to shoot the ball, so I said fuck it.”
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown tried to force their way through the Warriors fourth quarter defense to no avail. As the Celtics offense stagnated again, they now face Finals elimination.
theathletic.com/3364094/2022/0… – 3:43 AM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors are, collectively, 21 for 62 (33.9 percent) against Marcus Smart. That’s insane.
And they’re 20 for 56 against Jaylen Brown (35.7 percent).
Explains why they much prefer going at Derrick White, who they are 31 for 63 against (49.2 percent) – 3:39 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
4th quarter Game 5 #NBAFinals2022:
Andrew Wiggins 5-of-6 FGs (finished game with 26 points)
#Celtics 4-of-15 FGs (Jayson Tatum 1-of-5, Jaylen Brown 1-of-4)
#Warriors up 3-2 after 104-94 win. Game 6 Thursday in Boston.
If Celtics win, decisive Game 7 Sunday in SF. #DubNation. – 1:27 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown: “We was looking around, expecting somebody to bail us out. You just gotta be stronger, physical, more dominant.” – 12:42 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jaylen Brown is confident Boston can turn things around, and play much better than they have the past two games. “I’m hoping the next two games we play Celtics basketball like I know we can.” – 12:40 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown: “All season long it’s been like us versus everybody. I look at it as no different now. My faith is higher than it has ever been before.” – 12:38 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
jaylen brown: “we dropped the ball, execution wise” – 12:36 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Credit to Golden State, they made it tough on us, the intensity level. We dropped the ball execution-wise. We’ve got to be better and I’ve got to be better the next game.” – 12:36 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “We dropped the ball execution-wise.” – 12:36 AM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Jayson Tatum playoff minutes: 898 (will add 45 more tonight)
Next closest non-Celtics player: Klay Thompson, 711.
Jaylen Brown (832) and Al Horford (743) were Nos. 2 and 3 entering night. – 11:29 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green fouls out after the failed Golden State challenge, but he finishes the night with eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists and a plus-13 net-rating. The Celtics shot 1-10 when Green was the contesting defender. Jaylen Brown went 1-6 with Green on him. – 11:28 PM

Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke
Jaylen Brown has to stop dipping his hands in butter before every game. – 11:11 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Great drive and kick by Jaylen Brown leads to a wide-open Marcus Smart 3 and then Tatum finds Horford open on the next playing the same spot and the Celtics have pulled off the comeback. 19-4 run to open the half and they now lead 58-55. – 10:40 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are apparently having a sabotage competition. – 10:39 PM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Jaylen Brown coming with hero ball after his brutal first half. – 10:28 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jaylen Brown has as many turnovers as buckets… Al Horford still hasn’t been a consistent presence in the paint since Game 3
And Celtics bench must still be on the flight from New England – 10:19 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Hard to figure out how Jaylen Brown scores when Draymond is in his area as the Warriors are getting hands on the ball while he’s holding it and then Draymond is shading him left so hard that the only counter is to bounce out and call for a clear out. – 10:17 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Some note from the first half
-Warriors defense is difference maker so far. Celtics shot 2/15 3P
-Andrew Wiggins showed consistency
-Jaylen Brown had struggles (2/10 FG)
-Gary Payton II is Warriors X-Factor. Again.
#NBAFinals10:13 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Jaylen Brown can’t go left? Lol that’s crazy – 10:13 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
At the half, the Warriors lead 51-39 over the #Celtics. Key takeaways…
* Boston 4-for-9 from the free-throw line.
* Draymond Green (8 pts) has twice as many points as Jaylen Brown (4 pts, 2/10 shooting)
* GSW 8-0 edge in fast-break points. – 10:12 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Andrew Wiggins has been tremendous … and Jaylen Brown has been awful.
Huge key in the first half. – 10:12 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Rough half for Jaylen Brown – 4 points, 2-10, 2 turnovers, just general ineffectiveness – 10:11 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Jaylen Brown is 2-for-10 with 3 turnovers. – 10:11 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Jaylen Brown is in JAIL right now. – 10:08 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Probably the worst half of the postseason for Jaylen Brown. Just going up a lot without a good plan. – 10:08 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown has had a rough first half. Forcing shots at the rim. Making bad decisions. He has four points on 2-for-11 shooting with more turnovers (three) than assists (two). – 10:08 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Andrew Wiggins being the best player on the floor in an NBA Finals game featuring Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney is very on brand for 2022. – 10:03 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Jayson Tatum with no field goal attempts in his seven first-quarter minutes as he re-enters the game. Jaylen Brown 2-for-8; Celtics 4-for-17 from the field. – 9:29 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
If the Celtics win this series, Jaylen Brown has to win Finals MVP, right? He’s been terrific in this series on both ends of the floor. – 9:23 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Can someone clip that Jaylen Brown miss? Draymond saw Klay with his back turned, eyes off Brown, and jumped Brown as he prepared to cut and forced him into an uncomfortable drive. That was great. – 9:22 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That’s the good aggressive stuff from Jaylen Brown there. – 9:22 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Rough start for Jaylen Brown. C’s offense still not showing much ball movement early. – 9:17 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for NBA Finals Game 5:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Warriors starters:
Draymond Green
Otto Porter Jr.
Andrew Wiggins
Klay Thompson
Stephen Curry – 8:32 PM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Top scorers in 2022 NBA Finals:
Stephen Curry 34.3
Jaylen Brown 22.3
Jayson Tatum 22.3
The last player to average 12 more points than anyone else in a NBA Finals was Kobe Bryant in 2009.
Bryant averaged 32.4 points and Pau Gasol was 2nd at 18.6. – 10:29 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown on Game 5: “It is what it is. We know why we’re here. We know where we’re at.” masslive.com/celtics/2022/0… – 9:04 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Sunday practice. Jaylen Brown getting a little wisdom from asst coach Damon Stoudamire. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals2022 pic.twitter.com/Ef4lU1OfF04:58 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “I’ll take our group, our guys, versus anybody.” – 4:39 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Jaylen Brown on Steph Curry: pic.twitter.com/YewqLkSHAK4:35 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Steph Curry is really good…in case you guys haven’t noticed.” – 4:34 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “Steph Curry is really good if you guys haven’t noticed.” – 4:34 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “At times we get a little disorganized in crunch time and get a little sped up.” – 4:33 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that the Celtics need consider more play-calls to get Jaylen Brown the ball late in games, so he doesn’t end up stuck off-ball so much
Udoka also said the Celtics as a whole need to not stand around so much and that Brown can also demand the ball more some too. – 4:29 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
These are the five players who have taken the most *very tightly* contested shots this playoffs. Here are their FG%:
30.0% — Andrew Wiggins
32.1% — Jayson Tatum
38.7% — Jaylen Brown
39.4% — Giannis Antetokounmpo
52.0% — Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/PJyMVhsIeh4:22 PM

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