The Boston Celtics have recently lost Game 1 of their second-round series to the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite the fact that they were at home, it seemed as though they were never truly in the game.
One of the players that struggled during Game 1 was Celtics star, Jaylen Brown. Jaylen Brown had a poor night by his standards, only putting up 12 points on 4-13 shooting, while also tallying 7 turnovers.
After the game, Jayson Tatum expressed confidence in Jaylen Brown, pointing out that the whole team "had a rough night" and added that "nobody should hang their heads down". Erin Walsh of Bleacher Report relayed the news.
However, Jayson Tatum isn't ready to push the panic button just yet despite the fact that both he and Jaylen Brown struggled in the loss.
"I mean, s--t, we all had a rough night," Tatum told reporters when asked about Brown's struggles. "Nobody should hang their heads down. We in this together, right? All that matters is if you win or lose. I got all the faith in the world in JB."
Brown also discussed Boston's struggles Sunday, saying "it's all about how" they respond in Game 2 on Tuesday.
"We’ve been resilient all year," Brown said. "This is just a testament to what we have experienced throughout the season, the ups and downs…This group is tested, so just gotta come out with confidence and not lose our faith in each other."
It remains to be seen if the Boston Celtics are able to bounce back from this loss. They definitely have a good amount of talent on the roster, but they will need better nights from both of their stars to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is the reigning Finals MVP.
Many have criticized the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown duo in the past, but it is clear that the duo has managed to make it work, as they finished with the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, they will be able to do better next game, and they'll certainly be hungry for a win after getting beaten handily on their home court.