BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 54 issues — 34 of them in the second one part — and the Boston Celtics overcame a unprecedented look of each Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving within the Nets lineup, beating Brooklyn 126-120 on Sunday.
Durant performed in his moment sport since mid-January and scored 37 for the Nets to change into the twenty third participant in NBA historical past to succeed in 25,000 issues. Irving joined him for simply the fourth time all season, scoring 19 in his first sport in 3 weeks and his first in Boston since he was once pelted with a water bottle throughout the playoffs.
Jaylen Brown, who was once cleared to go back to Boston’s lineup after checking out his sprained ankle pregame, scored 21 for the Celtics. He beat the 24-second clock to hit a 3-pointer and provides Boston a 121-115 lead within the ultimate minute.
Durant overlooked a jumper the following time down — complaining that he was once fouled, and not using a success. Tatum was once fouled the following ownership and, as “MVP!” chants rang out within the TD Lawn, he hit one in all two loose throws to surpass his earlier season excessive of 51.
The Celtics have gained 5 in their closing six and 21 in their closing 27 video games.
The Nets scored 11 directly issues halfway during the 3rd and opened their greatest lead of the sport, 90-81, with simply over a minute left within the quarter. However Boston scored 8 in a row to chop it to 1 level, then took the lead at the first basket of the fourth.