One specific player needs to step up if Boston Celtics want to win Game 6

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Thursday night, the Boston Celtics find themselves fighting for not only their season but a chance to simply live another day on their quest to bring home banner No. 18 as they’re gearing up for Game 6 of the NBA Finals whilst being down 3-2 in this highly competitive championship round.

If things were to end in defeat for the hometown shamrocks, the Golden State Warriors would only strengthen their claim to being the league’s lone dynasty, as they would be attaining their fourth title in a span of eight seasons.

However, should the C’s win the exhibition–something the oddsmakers strongly believe will happen–there will be one final “winner take all” bout held this coming Sunday in the Bay Area.

Obviously, Boston and their faithful followers are hoping to see this latter outcome become a reality, and, while the team is going to need all hands on deck in their effort to attain win No. 3 of the series, we at HH believe that one player, in particular, needs to show out in a major way in this contest.

That player: Jaylen Brown.

The second half of the Jay squad alongside Jayson Tatum, Brown has not managed to consistently live up to his status of co-star on this championship-aspiring ball club.

Sure, we’ve seen glimpses of him playing up to this lofty moniker, such as in the team’s Game 3 victory where he paved the way with 27 points, nine boards, five assists, and a block on 56 percent shooting from the floor and 50 percent shooting from deep, but, for the majority of this year’s Finals, the wing has disappointed with his performances, particularly during the highly pivotal second halves.

Through the final two periods of all five games played, Jaylen Brown has been boasting less than stellar averages of 8.4 points whilst converting at a putrid rate of 35 percent shooting from the floor and 13 percent shooting from deep. His long-range shooting is so bad, in fact, that all series long he’s only managed to make two of his 15 attempted 3-pointers during the second half of contests and just 11 of his 36 attempts overall.

During crunch time is when the stars of this league tend to step up for their teams, and with Tatum’s obvious struggles during this stretch due to seeing an obscene amount of doubles from Warriors defenders, the Boston Celtics are going to need his running mate to bring his game to the high levels that we all know he’s capable of playing at.

Based on how the previous outings have gone, the outcome of this game will wind up being decided during the final two periods, and, in order for the C’s to pull out this last-ditch W, they’re going to need JB to step up to the plate!

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