Behind a boiling Jayson Tatum and an intractable defense, the Celtics start the match on an incredible 35-7 and quickly count up to 31 points in advance (44-13)!
We have to wait for the second quarter to see Brooklyn raise their heads. Joe Harris scores three award-winning shots and Cam Thomas adds ten points off the bench to slowly close the gap (62-40).
The Nets’ surge was short-lived, however. Still just as skilful from a distance, Boston finished the half on a 17-5 to return to the locker room at +34 (79-45)! Despite an effective Kyrie Irving after the break, the Nets fail to instill any doubt in their opponent. The gap never drops below 30 points, and Boston is heading for a quiet victory.
WHAT YOU MUST REMEMBER
– We must not miss the start of the match. Sometimes tender after two days of rest, the Celtics this time jumped at the throat of the Nets. It all started with a formidable defense, limiting Brooklyn to 28% on shots and 16% from 3-pointers. Boston was then able to run in transition and find some rhythm. Who says rhythm says address, and the Celtics made a festival! They finished the first quarter with 46 points on 62% shooting, including a nice 8 of 11 from 3-pointers. Jayson Tatum, author of four award-winning shots, finished the period with 18 points while Jaylen Brown added 12.
– The Tatum – Brown pair stronger than the starting Brooklyn. In a game that did not lack statistics clearly to the advantage of the Celtics, such as their domination in the rebound (57 to 32) or 3-pointers (26 scored against 9), it is the one concerning the two “Jays that jump out at you. Tatum and Brown have indeed scored more points than all of the Nets’ starting five (57-55)! An evening quickly to forget for Brooklyn.
– Ben Simmons and TJ Warren back on Saturday? The two players who missed their third game tonight are expected to return Saturday against the Wizards. Jacque Vaughn wanted to be optimistic before the meeting.
✅ Jayson Tatum. Author of 18 of his 31 points in the first quarter, it was he who put his team in orbit from the first minutes of the match.
✅ Jaylen Brown. Like his friend, Jaylen Brown also had fun defending the Nets, finishing the game with 26 points.
✅ Kyrie Irving – Cam Thomas. The two point guards/guards were the only players to pass the 15-point mark for Brooklyn. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and Cam Thomas added 19.
⛔ Seth Curry – Nic Claxton. In full swing for two weeks, the two players were discreet against the aggressive defense of Boston. Seth Curry finished with 7 points at 3/9 shooting, while Nic Claxton had to settle for 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Boston (37-15) : reception of the Suns on Friday.
Brooklyn (31-20): reception of the Wizards on Saturday.
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