WALTHAM – Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, among others met with the media on Sunday afternoon and gave an update on the current status of guard Jaylen Brown. We also heard from Al Horford, Marcus Morris, and Aron Baynes.
After saying that Brown was doubtful for Monday’s Game 1, Stevens did seem optimistic that he’d be available later in the series. He said that Brown “did have some testing, and that looked good, thankfully… It looks like it could be something that allows him to play as the series goes on.”
Al Horford discussed the upcoming matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers, and how the team will deal with the two-headed monster of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Philly-born Marcus Morris said that he’ll be a “little nervous at first” playing in front of his friends and family when the series shifts back to Philadelphia, but said he’s looking forward to the challenge. Hear Morris discuss the current state of Philly, his childhood watching the Sixers, and more below.
Aron Baynes emphasized a collective team effort in the Eastern Conference Semifinals being a huge factor for the Celtics. He noted that they’ve played as a team all season long, and they’ll need to continue doing so if they want to get past the Sixers in round two.