Duncan Robinson calls out Jaylen Brown for ‘dirty play’ in C’s-Heat


Duncan Robinson calls out Jaylen Brown for ‘dirty play’ in C’s-Heat originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

A dust-up between Jaylen Brown and Duncan Robinson highlighted a chippy Sunday matchup between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.

Brown and Robinson got tangled up during a tense fourth quarter. Robinson played tight defense on Brown and held on for a second or two too long, leading to Brown tossing Robinson to the floor. The Celtics’ All-Star was assessed a Flagrant 1 on the play.

Tempers flared between the two sides with Brown and Robinson jawing at one another and needing to be separated by teammates. You can watch the entire exchange in the video player above.

Robinson was still miffed by the incident after the game. He called out Brown for what he considered to be a “dirty play.”

“We got locked up. Happens a lot over the course of the game,” Robinson told reporters. “Tried to just have my hands up. Obviously, after the whistle, something went down that was unnecessary, and excessive, and dangerous.

“I just thought it was a dirty play, to be honest with you,” he continued. “That’s how people miss entire seasons. Knock on wood, obviously, but those types of plays you’ve seen before throughout the history of the NBA. Guys suffer really bad injuries from instances exactly like that, so just thought it was dangerous, unnecessary, and excessive … I told him like, yo, we both locked up. Obviously, he took it to another place.”

Brown shared his side of the story during his postgame press conference.

“I think he knew exactly what he was trying to do, trying to get tangled up because he didn’t want to play defense,” Brown said. “They called the foul but he was still trying to hang on, so I was trying to hang on, so I was trying to get my arm free. …

“I felt like Duncan Robinson knew what he was doing there,” he reiterated. “Trying to get tangled up and trying to draw whatever — I don’t know what he was trying to do, but I bet he won’t do it again.”

Between the physicality and the nail-biter of a fourth quarter, Sunday’s game had the feel of a playoff showdown between the Eastern Conference rivals. The Celtics escaped Kaseya Center with a 110-106 victory to sweep the season series.

Boston will wrap up its quick two-game road trip on Tuesday vs. the Brooklyn Nets.





Source link: https://sports.yahoo.com/duncan-robinson-calls-jaylen-brown-224520044.html

Sponsors

spot_img

Latest

Americans’ Views of Housing Market Worse Than After 2008 Market Crash

Americans’ views of the housing market have plunged as interest rates continue to rise because of government-fueled inflation. Gallup released new polling data showing...

How Zach Edey, Donovan Clingan and Hunter Dickinson stack up against other centers in the 2024 NBA Draft

The 2024 NBA Draft is wide open with no clear-cut No. 1 overall pick.There are NBA teams in need of rim protection and...

500+ Black Friday 2022 deals at Amazon, Walmart, more: Save on Apple, Roomba, Nintendo, Le Creuset, Dyson, Vitamix

Table of Contents Table of Contents Amazon Best Buy Target Walmart Apple deals Mac and MacBook deals iPad deals Apple Watch deals AirPods deals Apple accessories deals Laptop deals Streaming deals Streaming device deals Kitchen deals Robot vacuum...

SuperOps.ai Returns To Its Backers To Raise Another $12 Million

Millions of organisations worldwide outsource the running of their IT operations to a specialist company – a managed service provider (MSP) that handles...

The 5 players to win the award unanimously

The NBA has seen some of the best players to ever step foot on the hardwood enter the league and have strong rookie...