The Boston Celtics are on the verge of losing it all.
They were taken down 104-94 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night and now the series sits at 3-2.
That means they are just one single loss away from the season coming to an end.
Obviously, that is the last thing they want – especially after the terrific turnaround year they’ve had.
But what will they do to prevent the next game from being their last?
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."
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 14, 2022
Celtics superstar Jaylen Brown has a plan – but will it actually pan out?
Speaking to the press following Monday’s loss, Brown put it plainly, stating, “I’m hoping the next two games we play Celtics basketball like I know we can.”
He better hope that can happen because they certainly haven’t been playing Celtics basketball lately.
Naturally, you may be wondering what Brown considers “Celtics basketball.”
That’s a valid question.
Basically, Celtics basketball this season has been reliant on the whole team while featuring fast ball movement and smothering defense.
That’s what the team has been trying to do for the last few games but it hasn’t happened.
You saw that on painful display Monday evening, as the Celtics were following their usual formula but continually got shut down by the Warriors.
During Game 5, it was the Warriors who were creating the smothering defense.
This left the Celtics looking sloppy and, frankly, out of sorts.
And it created a huge opening for Golden State.
You can expect the Celtics to attempt the same sort of play style during Thursday’s Game 6, but they will hopefully have a lot more luck.
“Celtics basketball” has gotten them this far – will it get them to Game 7?