Celtics teammates surround Jaylen Brown after his game-winner against Jazz.

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Jaylen Brown exchanges words with Jae Crowder after Celtics win, proves he's a bad man

John Tomase
March 29, 2018 - 11:55 am

Jaylen Brown and Jae Crowder were like brothers in Boston, but they want to crush each other as rivals.

Wednesday night's round went to Brown, and he made sure Crowder heard about it after sinking the winning 3-pointer in Boston's 97-94 victory over Crowder's Jazz in Utah.

Speaking to ESPN after the game, Brown disclosed the good-natured exchange the two former teammates shared after Brown's step-back game-winner.

"He said that hurt him. That hurt him real bad," Brown said. "I said, 'I wanted it to. I wanted it to sting a little bit.'"

Brown's shot completed a four-game sweep of a West Coast swing that was played with mostly second-string players. On Wednesday, the C's won without Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris, Daniel Theis, and of course Gordon Hayward.