The Nets missing star players Harden and Durant got the better of Boston 109-104. Kyrie Irving featured and scored 15 points whilst Harris top scored for Brooklyn with 20. He may have zero on the back of his shirt but Jayson Tatum had a gigantum 38 points all be it in a losing cause.
He was a beast from outside the arch. Watch when the score is 6-2 to Boston. No passing option for Jayson so why not have a pop. Turning point of the match was in the second quarter. The Nets got serious with defense. Watch when Celtics up 28-26. The double team on Payton Pritchard of the Celtics by Blake Griffin and Joe Harris allowed the Nets to counter attack with speed. The Nets started to move the ball quicker. The stat that made the victory possible was the free throw percentage. To counter the great 3-point showing by Boston, the Nets had to be almost perfect from at free throws. They scored 24/28 to the Celtics’ 11/16.
The Nets are top of the mountain that is the Eastern Conference with a win percentage of 0.667. in an injury laden season that is a remarkable show of depth in their squad.