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NBA: Boston Celtics hit the Nets in the top game – Tatum and Durant deliver epic scoring

At the top of the east between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, both teams offered a real offensive spectacle. All eyes were directed to Durant and Tatum, the latter led the Celts with a monster performance to victory.

Boston Celtics (39:27) – Brooklyn Nets (32:33) 126: 120 (Boxscore)

It was a duel of two equitable scoring machines, which exchanged blows in the style of a heavyweight boxer blows in the form of layups, midrange jumpers or spacers – with the better end for Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics.

The Celts could decide four of their last five games, most recently there was a victory against the Grizzlies, where Jayson Tatum lay down a 37-point performance on his 24th birthday. “He has become a loud leader in the cabin, on the court he is a bucket. He can hang up 30 points in sleep,” said Celtics-Headcoach Ime Udoka at espns NBA Today.

Against the Nets, a direct east competitor in the fight for the home advantage in the playoffs, he sat down on it – and how: Tatum set a seasonal test value with 54 points (16/30 FG, 8/15 3FG) and supplied itself Poaching scoring duel with Kevin Durant. This was with 37 meters of the best point supplier of the guests and showed no rust on his second game after the longer injury break (21 games).

Jaylen Brown returned to the starting lineup of the Celts after he lacked ankle injury in the last game. Brown was a reliable scoring partner for Tatum with 21 meters, all five starters of Celtics scored in the double-digit area. Daniel Theis came in 10 minutes of play on 3 meters, a rebound and a assist.

At the Nets, Kyrie Irving was little surprisingly prieve in the proclamation of the starters, even though he was on the ball during the game in the offensive, it rained Babufe in the TD Garden. As a Behind-The-Back-Pass Irvings landed the first ball possession of the Nets in the out, a loud, damaged cheered by the hall lured. At the end stood at the playmaker of the Nets 19 points (8/18 FG) and 6 assists to book.

The first quarter bot exactly what you want as a neutral NBA fan: an open exchange of two top teams. Boston and Brooklyn threw both 50 percent out of the field and made a good impression in the offensive. Collapsed, both teams sinked 7 out of 12 threes, among the hosts all five starters points to the scoreboard, led by Tatum (9).

Jayson Tatum turns on the second half

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics - Full Game Highlights | March 6, 2022 NBA Season
Durant had already after the first five minutes two fouls in the account, but Nets coach Steve Nash trusted his superstar and let him on the court. This proved to be a real decision: KD finished the quarter with 12 meters. The Nets lay close in front after the first 12 minutes (34:29).

At the start of the second quarter, the Celts gave full throttle and rattled a quick 8-0 run, so that Nash was forced to take a break after one and a half minutes. The television microphones caught the words of the coach: “It’s our first game together, we will not win beautiful. We have to win the little battles, rebounds, physically there, talk to each other.” Due to Irvings Heimblock, Durants injuries and newcomers like Dragic or Drummond, the Nets are not really recorded and try to develop a certain team chemistry before starting the playoffs.

For the Celtics, more mechanisms were recognizable, recognizable, about the better vote in the defensive. Tatum began slowly fire in this phase, sinked three triples and held the Celtics in the game. In a sequence, the Celtics star Durant defended and delivered a strong throw contest, on the other hand, he made his ball handling skills demonstrated, overdriving Irving and brought a buttery floater in the basket. From the point of view Boston it went with -2 in the break (58:60).

In the third quarter Tatum continued where he had stopped before the pause tea. The Forward ripped the game and gave the Nets in the section another 16 meters, including a classic Heatcheck-Threesome in the face of Irving. But at the guests Durant always delivered the right answer and also received support from Bruce Brown (10 points, X / X FG). Therefore, the Nets still had the nose in front of the start of the final district (90:89).

Boston now screwed up the intensity in the defensive and forced several ball losses, two of Kyrie and one of Dragic. In the attack Tatum was also not to stop in the last section about six minutes before the end was the hosts with 110: 108 front, Brooklyn hit with a 9: 0 run back and in turn went back to the lead. But the wetness of Tatum was just too strong, this score in the meantime six points in a piece – and even if he was doubled by the Nets, he distributed the ball and worried his teammates free throws. So also with the Dagger of Jaylen Brown, who set a threesome just under 39 seconds before the end to 121: 115 and thus caused the decision.

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It is the fourth 50-point game in the 24-year career, making it just as many as Celtics legend Larry Bird. Even Durant reached a milestone, because he is the 23rd player of the NBA story, which could crack the mark of 25,000 points.