Matt Barnes uses Jaylen Brown's mantra to describe Red Sox' turnaround

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Matt Barnes uses Jaylen Brown's mantra to describe Sox' turnaround originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Red Sox have drawn inspiration from the Celtics' incredible turnaround, and there's been plenty of parallels between the two Boston teams as of late.

After a 10-19 start to the 2022 campaign, the Red Sox have won eight of their last 11 games to improve to 18-22. They've won four consecutive games, including Saturday's thrilling victory over the Seattle Mariners.

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Rafael Devers homered twice and Boston scored six unanswered runs to earn the 6-5 win. Reliever Matt Barnes, who has struggled to regain All-Star form, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn the save.

He channeled his inner Jaylen Brown to describe the Red Sox' recent hot streak.

"I think you can kind of tell the energy shifting. Guys are just having fun playing," Barnes said, per Boston Herald's Steve Hewitt.

It's unclear whether Barnes was purposely making a Celtics reference, but it sure seems like a nod to Brown's famous "the energy is about to shift" tweet. The C's went 25-6 after Brown's message and surged to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference standings. They're now going head-to-head with the Miami Heat for a trip to the NBA Finals.

Still 11.5 games back in the American League East and fighting to get to .500, the Red Sox still have some work to do to live up to the Celtics comparisons. The next step will be completing the sweep of Seattle on Sunday before going on the road for a series with the Chicago White Sox.