Celtics star Jaylen Brown blasts ‘over-emotional ref’ for his FIRST career ejection after getting tossed for arguing with officials in win over Knicks: ‘I thought it was bulls***’

  • Brown picked up back-to-back technical fouls late Friday against the Knicks
  • The Celtics went on to win 133-123, behind Derrick White's 30-point effort
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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown sounded off and called a referee “over-emotional” after receiving his first career ejection in Friday night's 133-123 win over the New York Knicks.

Brown was ejected in the fourth quarter after receiving two technical fouls in quick succession. The first was called after Brown attempted to argue a foul and the second followed shortly after he returned to the bench.

“I always thought my first career lockout would be a little more exciting,” Brown said afterwards. “Maybe a struggle or something, guys get folded up and go to the ground, not some over-emotional referee who's had a bad day. What I'm most angry about is that I should have gotten my money's worth.'

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla reported that an official told him Brown said “don't bring that week” after fouling Immanuel Quickley. Crew chief Mark Lindsay later told a pool reporter that the first technical foul was for using profanity toward an official, while the second was for a “swing directed at the official.”

“You could tell his emotions were involved, XYZ wanted to make it a back and forth,” Brown said. 'I explain it to the referee and he calls the second technician on the other side of the pitch, which is a clear example of someone using his power to get someone out of the game. I thought they were bulls***.”

Jaylen Brown called a referee

Jaylen Brown called a referee “over-emotional” after he was suspended for the first time in his career on Friday

Brown picked up back-to-back technical fouls in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks

Brown picked up back-to-back technical fouls in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks

“I've been on the sidelines in the NBA for five years and I've seen players do and say things that are much more disrespectful than that,” Mazzulla said of the lockout.

Brown scored 17 points and had four assists before his departure.

The Celtics continued to rally and closed the game behind Derrick White's 30-point effort. Jayson Tatum and Kristaps Porzingis also contributed 25 and 21 points, respectively.

Boston shot a combined 52.7 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from behind the arc to maintain a perfect 10-0 record at home.

The Celtics are 16-5 so far this season and lead both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference.

Brown will return to action when the Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on December 12.

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