March 4, 2024

Brown, Robinson have words during, after Celtics-Heat

There was no love misplaced between Jaylen Brown and Duncan Robinson throughout Sunday’s CelticsHeat showdown in Miami, and tensions did not cool a lot after Boston’s 110-106 win.

Midway by means of the fourth quarter, the 2 gamers bought tousled when Brown tried to gather a Derrick White go on the perimeter. Robinson’s arm latched onto the Celtics All-Star, who appeared to tug onto it, sending the Heat sharp-shooter into the stands.

Brown and Robinson exchanged words on the free throw line, and the previous was assessed a flagrant 1 foul.

Speaking after the sport, Robinson too subject with the play, calling it “dirty.”

“Just thought it was dangerous, unnecessary and excessive,” he mentioned.

Brown had no subject along with his personal actions, as a substitute laying the blame on Robinson.

“There was no issue for me,” he mentioned. “I think he knew exactly what he was trying to do. Trying to get tangled up, etc., because he didn’t want to play defense. They called the foul, but he was still trying to hang on, so I was trying to get my arm free.

“Miami’s recognized for being bodily. Miami’s recognized for getting away with lots of that stuff, type of mucking up the sport. You know, on the finish of the day, you bought to guard and personal your area. I really feel like Duncan Robinson knew what he was doing there, making an attempt to get tousled, making an attempt to attract no matter. I do not know what he was making an attempt to do, however I wager you he will not do it once more.”

Boston coach Joe Mazzulla said he had no problem with the exchange and appreciated the “ardour” of the moment.

“I believed JB dealt with it rather well,” he said. “I actually appreciated the altercation on the free throw line afterward (when the 2 exchanged words). I believed that was great and it was nice for us. It was stunning.”

The Heat ousted the Celtics within the Eastern Conference finals final 12 months, successful a seven-game thriller. But they’re 0-3 towards Boston after Sunday’s recreation, the ultimate time they’re going to meet this common season.