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Celtics' Brown: 'It's definitely a blessing' to be in Boston

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Jaylen Brown is proud to call himself a Boston Celtic.

"It's definitely a blessing to be here," Brown said Sunday. "To represent the Celtics, my family, organization, the community, a greater community, it's an honor that I don't take lightly. So just to come out every night, to play for something, for what I represent, I think that matters.

"My relationship with Boston has grown. I've been here for almost nine years now … and I've grown up. I've become a man here. Boston is special, and I'm looking forward to Game 5."

Brown, the third overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, has spent his entire career in Boston. He's helped lead the Celtics to six Eastern Conference finals appearances and two trips to the NBA Finals.

The Celtics enter Game 5 of the Finals on Monday with a 3-1 lead over the Dallas Mavericks, though they're coming off a 122-84 loss.

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