Jaylen Brown called game Wednesday night in Utah — against his ex-teammate and good friend, no less.
Brown buried a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Boston Celtics to a 97-94 win over the Jazz. His dagger helped the C’s sweep a four-game road trip and left Jae Crowder’s club stunned after Utah held a double-digit lead in the second half.
Brown and Crowder, Celtics teammates a season ago, met at half court after the game, and according to Brown, they had an awesome back-and-forth about the game-winner — if you’re a C’s fan, anyway.
“(Crowder) said that hurt him real bad,” Brown told Scott Van Pelt during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I said I wanted it to. I wanted that to sting a little bit.”
Brown and Crowder were laughing throughout their meetup and hugged it out, so the barbs were clearly good-natured. But these guys are both fierce competitors, and if anything, the 21-year-old Brown would want to stick it to his former teammate even more.
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