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NBA - US Sports: Brown urges Celtics to be 'assertive'

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown remains confident his team can reach the NBA Finals ahead of their Game 7 trip to Miami on Sunday.

The Celtics are 20/29 to win in the Money Line and Miami Heat can be backed at 5/4.

Heat keep series alive

Boston were heavily fancied to finish the series in six games ahead of the last meeting between the two teams on Friday as Miami were dealing with various injury issues, with the likes of Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry among those playing despite carrying injuries.

However, Butler scored a playoff career-high 47 points to lead the Heat to a 111-103 victory and force a deciding seventh game, which will take place in Miami.

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Brown seeking improvement

Brown, who had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in Game 6, admits the Celtics have to improve if they are to come out on top on Sunday and secure a place in the NBA Finals series, where Golden State Warriors await.

However, he doesn't think major changes are required and says the Celtics simply need to be a bit more assertive.

"We got to keep making the right play," said Brown, as reported by NBC Sports. "They were doubling me on the matchups that I had in the second half. Made the right play, Derrick White got going. But just finding the right balance, being more assertive, you don't want to force it if you've got two guys on you. I thought I made a lot of right plays tonight, but not enough for us to win."

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