The Boston Celtics also beat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 to win the series via sweep

The Boston Celtics actually ended the Brooklyn Nets’ season early after just four games! The Celts win a thriller 116-112 and defy a late comeback attempt from the Nets – even without Jayson Tatum.

The Celtics superstar was the best man on the floor for long stretches of the match, but had six errors on the bench minutes before the end. In 36 minutes he still collected 29 points (9/16 FG, 4/6 triple) and 5 assists.

He received support from Jaylen Brown (22) and Marcus Smart (20 and 11 assists). Grant Williams also contributed 14 points from the bench, Daniel Theis scored 6 points and 8 rebounds with 4 errors in 20 minutes. The Celtics got revenge for last year’s first round loss to Brooklyn, and now they face the Bucks vs. The Bulls winner in the second round of the playoffs.

For the Nets, who started the season as title favorites, the season ended in disappointment. Kevin Durant defended against the sweep with 39 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, but he did not score particularly well (13/31 FG and 3/11 three-pointers). Kyrie Irving finished the match with 20 points and 5 assists, but he dived too often. Seth Curry (23, 5/9 threes) was the second-best Nets scorer, Nic Claxton (13, but 1/11 FT!), Goran Dragic (10) and Blake Griffin (0, 4 rebounds) also appeared from the bench. minimal effort and a few good minutes.

After all, when Ben Simmons was not ready for his comeback – unlike previous games, he was not on the bench either – there were no changes in the Nets’ starting five, and Boston also went into the fight with the usual staff. . The main adjustment for the home team: Durant looked aggressively for his own throw from the start, 7 of the first 10 net points went to his account.

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