Up 3 – 0 on the Nets, Boston’s Jaylen Brown has no plans to relax in Game 4

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You would be forgiven as a younger player if you started to look past your current postseason opponent with a 3 – 0 series lead, but for star Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, such a perspective is not in line with the kind of thinking he wants the Celtics to focus on.

Even with the ability to dispatch the Brooklyn Nets in four games on Monday, for Brown, keeping the team’s collective eyes is the task at hand. After Boston’s convincing Game 3 win, the Georgia native spoke with the media, answering inquiries regarding what Brooklyn superstar Kevin Durant might be thinking with his team’s back against the wall.

“I’m not worried about what KD is thinking,” said the Celtics forward. “I’m worried about what we’re thinking.”

“Our job is to make them guess a little bit,” he added. “Our job is to make it tough.

“But Kevin Durant is Kevin Durant. We had some shots go in and out, (but) fortunately, he missed some shots, and he’s had a hard time getting them on. And we want to keep it that way because we know what he can do, we know what he can bring to the table.”

So, we’ve just got to keep executing the game plan, and keep making it tough,” offered Brown.

This reply is in line with the focus on the task at hand that has been the hallmark of the Celtics’ play since the second half of the 2021-22 NBA season that put them in the second seed to face the Nets in the first place.

It seems that the team is truly developing the sort of habits that can pay off for teams in postseason play — and coupled with the on-court product they have brought to bear on Brooklyn, the rest of the league should be very concerned moving forward.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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