The firepower Brooklyn Nets, who every team fears to play in playoffs put on a show. They crushed the Boston Celtics. Kevin Durant put up 42 points, 5 AST and 2 blk on 70% FG. Kyrie Irving 39points, 11 rebounds and 2 STL and James Harden 23 points, 18 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 STL and 3 blk. For a combined total of 104 points that’s devastating. This team looks really scary. They are the avengers of the NBA at the moment. It looks like who needs defense when you can score 141 points on a given night. The Nets overwhelmed the Boston Celtics in the 2nd half and went on to win 141-126 taking a commanding lead of 3-1 to the series.
Boston had a good offensive game itself as they put 126 points behind Tatum 40 points but surely it wasn’t enough. Boston came up with firing in the first quarter and the Nets couldn’t get any stops, and the Celtics picked up where they left off in game 3 by leading by one point with 34-33 by the end of the first quarter. But the Nets offense came roaring back taking 40-26 behind Harden, who had 15 in the quarter and dominated the rest of the meaningful parts of the game. This Brooklyn team where everyone around the league fears as they don’t play any hard defense at all but does it even matter when the offense is so overwhelming. Boston did score 90 points in 3 quarters but were still down by 20 points. Tatum is hands down, almost single, Handley giving a beating to the Nets. He deserves all the recognition in the world and is early in his career but one man can’t stop the fire power of the Nets.
As fans, we all feel bad for the Celtics. What’s Tatum supposed to do against a stacked Nets team with three generational talents and a Sniper in Harris. If Boston wants to go deeper in the playoffs they have to add more star players for the team. The Celtics played well but the absence of key players such as JB, Kemba and Timelord is a big disadvantage when playing against a powerhouse team.
James Harden shot 66% from the field and 40% from 3, while putting up 23 points and 18 dimes. He is Been so efficient in this series. Kevin Durant is a beast make no mistake, who put 42 points on 70% FG. It looked like every shot by Durant was for points. The only player in the league who can give you a quiet 42 points game is KD, just from 20 shots. This guy’s efficiency is just on another level. And then there’s Kyrie Irving who went off this game. Put back dunk, deep 3’s, sick handler! KD beast mode, efficiency and flashy passer. Harden has always been a facilitator and has amazing court vision. The Big three was certainly on fire. Nets are just playing superb basketball, beautiful to watch, technical but at the same time simple and effective. Ball movement and few ISO. They have a great chemistry. The Brooklyn Nets just makes the game so easy with a fully loaded ALL Star team, a pass first coach in Steve Nash. If the Brooklyn Nets don’t win the championship this season, this will probably go down as the biggest failure of all time. Game 5 is back in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.