Brandon Jennings inserted himself into Game 3 of the Wizards-Celtics as an instigator in an already contentious series. Jennings was ejected along with young Celtics guard Terry Rozier after a pair of double technicals were given to the two of them for continued jawing and confrontation.
Jennings has otherwise been a non-factor in the series, averaging 1.3 points per game, but he and Kelly Oubre Jr. — also ejected for an altercation with Kelly Olynyk in Game 3 — provided an emotional spark for the Wizards that saw them trounce the Celtics and pull to within a game of Boston in the series and hold home court. After the game, coach Scott Brooks told the media he had no problem with the technicals because he liked having a tough point guard.
For Jennings, being an instigator is the least he can do for the Wizards. As Candace Buckner of the Washington Post wrote, it’s his natural inclination, dating all the way back to his youth growing up in Compton.