Jaylen Brown offers funny quote about guarding Joe Harris
The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-110 on Wednesday night, and Jaylen Brown did not have an easy game.
Brown scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but he was tasked with defending Joe Harris. Harris scored 21 for Brooklyn and made five threes. Brown said Harris was running like he was running from the police.
Jaylen Brown on chasing around Joe Harris: "Joe be running like he running from the police. Jesus Christ. As soon as you turn your head, he gone. It was a good challenge and it was a good way to get going." Harris had five 3s, 21 points tonight.
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) November 28, 2019
Brown also compared Harris’ speed and endurance to that of Forrest Gump.
Jaylen Brown, on guarding Joe Harris: "It's a challenge for sure. You start running and you've got to be alert, because if you turn your head for one second, Joe is going to be Bobby Boucher … I mean, not Waterboy, Forrest Gump. He's running. He's gone."
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) November 28, 2019
The Gump comparison may sound like a knock, but based strictly on running, it’s positive.
Harris has blossomed with the Nets. He’s made over 40 percent of his threes each of the past three seasons, topping out at 47.4 percent last season. Maybe his ability to outlast and tire out opponents plays a role in that.