Brown: Sliding Celtics experiencing ‘toxic’ environment

Forward Jaylen Brown and the Celtics had lost five of six through Monday night.

The Boston Celtics entered Tuesday’s game against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on a major downturn, and forward Jaylen Brown appears to be just as surprised as anyone.

“To be honest, I’m not feeling good at all,” Brown said, via Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. “The losing, it’s not a good feeling. I’m not too good about that.

“Because right now it’s not good. It’s toxic. I can’t really point out one thing. I don’t have all the answers. I’m just going to try to be part of the change. I’m going to try to do my best. That’s all I’ve got to say.”

The Celtics (38-26) entered Tuesday night as losers in five of their previous six games and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the season were to end today, the Celtics would face the rival Philadelphia 76ers in the first round.

Translation: With the way things are going, the Celtics should be thrilled the season doesn’t end until mid-April.

“I still believe,” Brown said. “I think we’ve got time to get it together. I’m very optimistic and very positive and think that we will. … We keep talking about it. I’m just going to try to do it with my play, come out and play hard and try to change the atmosphere and this environment.”