The Brooklyn Nets took care of business and walked out with a comfortable victory against the Boston Celtics to go in the second round for the much anticipated match up against the Bucks. Brooklyn Nets took care and flipped the switch in the fourth quarter to dethrone Boston Celtics with a 4-1 series win. This wasn’t like the dominant performance of game 4 but the Nets fire power still came up big when it mattered most and put up numbers in the 4th quarter. James Harden had 34 point, triple double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Kyrie Irving had 25 points and Kevin Durant had 24 points. The Nets led most of the game but the Celtics kept hanging in with their scrappy effort. Jason Tatum had 32 points on 12-27 shooting but the supporting cast played really well for the Celtics to give them a chance but in the end it all went in vain against the talented Nets team. Boston tried to put on a fight and didn’t quit but the Nets are just too stacked.
The most dangerous thing about this Nets team apart from the most talented and dominant top three players, the supporting cast is extremely good which just makes this entire team too much better than all other NBA teams. Anyone one of the three can step up and win them the game and then there is Joe Harris. The efficiency of this Nets trio is scary shooting 57% from the field and 55% from 3 KD has insane whether it be turnaround jumpers, 3’s or post ups. James Harden has been handling the ball really well. He’s been so efficient and hasn’t shot under 40% the whole series. He even shot 58% from three in this game. This kind of effort just shows how much he is dedicated to win the championship this season.
The Celtics did their job by taking a game on their home court and avoiding getting swept. Tatum did put the whole Celtics on his back for the whole series and he’s just 23. It was a tremendous effort and courage shown by the Celtics by being a young team going against a fire power team. Tatum just showed the entire league that he can go hard even against 3 superstars without Kemba Walker and Jayeln Brown. It really hurt the Celtics. Respect to the entire Celtics team for a hard fought series.