Jaylen Brown: It's a 'F--king Disgrace' OG Anunoby Got Open for Game-Winner

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorSeptember 4, 2020

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) shoots in front of Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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The Toronto Raptors won Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics after point guard Kyle Lowry inbounded the ball over 7'6" C's big man Tacko Fall to find a wide-open OG Anunoby, who hit a three-pointer at the buzzer despite Celtics guard Jaylen Brown flying at him with outstretched arms on a block attempt:

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Brown provided a critical assessment of his defensive performance on the last possession after the game.

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“It’s a f--king disgrace” Jaylen Brown after Celtics gave up a game-winning shot to the Raptors *NSFW* https://t.co/fiuyWEbGLf

Per Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal, Brown said the "'f--king disgrace' line three times in his postgame presser about his/C's defense on game-winner."

To Brown's credit, he was largely sensational in Game 3 and played a pivotal role in putting the Celtics in a position to win with under one second left. The ex-Cal Golden Bear finished with 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

Ultimately, the Raps simply executed a great inbounds play, which was apparently taken from an old instructional DVD from ex-NBA head coach Hubie Brown:

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Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says he got the game-winning 3-pointer play from an old coach Hubie Brown DVD.

Lowry executed the pass, Anunoby made an excellent shot given the circumstances and Brown contested it well. 

Brown's overall performance marks a trend in this year's playoffs for him. He came into this game with 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per contest in the postseason.

The C's swept the Philadelphia 76ers and took their first two games against the Toronto Raptors largely due to Brown's efforts.

It was a difficult ending for the C's, but they are still up 2-1 in the series. Boston has clearly looked like the better team thus far, winning Game 1 112-94 and engineering a Game 2 comeback en route to a 102-99 takedown of Toronto.

The Raptors have largely looked dominant in the Disney World campus portion of the NBA season, going undefeated against any team not named the Celtics (11-0).

Perhaps Game 3 was the key to them turning this series around, but regardless of what happens, Lowry and Anunoby made sure their team's season won't be on the brink Saturday.


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