The Nets big trio defeat Celtics to enter the Semifinals

The Brooklyn Nets faced off the Boston Celtics on their home ground, Barclays Center for Game 5.

The Nets with three wins of the 7 game series looked to close out the game on Tuesday against the Celtics.

With an amazing performance from the Nets big trio Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden.

The Nets defeated the Celtics 123-109 as a result they advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

For the win, all the big trio scored 20 plus points.

James Harden even dropped his 11th triple-double and became the first Nets player with a 30 point triple-double in the playoffs.

In addition, the Nets big trio are averaging a combined 85.2 points in this playoffs now.

On the other hand, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics in the loss to the Nets.

The Nets started strong against the Celtics and continued their brilliant performance throughout the game.

The Nets took the lead in the first quarter

Jayson Tatum dropped a layup to start the first quarter and James Harden answered back with a layup as well.

Tristan Thompson then drove straight to the rim, dropping a layup.

The Celtics subsequently added four points, making a 6-0 run to bring the game 8-2 with 9:32 minutes remaining in the quarter.

James Harden then dropped a layup and another bucket on the next possession.

Marcus Smart missed a three-pointer on the other end leading to Kyrie Irving’s dunk on Harden’s long pass.

With the dunk, the Nets tied the game with 7:41 remaining in the quarter.

Evan Fournier then dropped a three-pointer and Joe Harris answered back with a jumper.

They tied again at 12-12 about halfway into the quarter as Romeo Langford dropped a three-pointer.

Irving dropped a layup and Jayson Tatum answered back with a three-pointer.

Thompson blocked Harris right at the rim. But Durant came back with a jump shot on the next possession.

As a result, they tied again at 19-19 with 3:14 minutes remaining in the quarter.

Tatum then took the lead with a fadeaway jumper.

Tyler Johnson answered back with a three-pointer.

Durant denied Aaron Nesmith and dropped a layup in transition on Harden’s pass.

Irving then added a bucket with a reverse layup, taking a 7 point lead with under a minute left to play.

Grant Williams drew a foul, dropping a layup after an offensive rebound.

Irving answered back with a three-pointer.

Subsequently, the quarter ended 31-24 with the Nets taking the lead.

The Nets continued to take the lead in the second quarter.

Nicolas Claxton dropped a dunk on Harris’s pass to start the second quarter.

Jabari Parker answered back by dropping a hook shot and added another bucket, dropping a layup.

Landry Shamet dropped a three-pointer and knocked down a dunk on Harden’s pass on the next possession.

As a result, the Nets were eight points ahead 38-30 against the Celtics with 8:47 remaining in the quarter.

Payton Pritchard knocked down a three-pointer after that.

Langford blocked Claxton at the rim and Parker dropped a three-pointer next.

Harden answered back with a three-pointer. Langford dropped a jumper on Pritchard’s pass.

Harris answered back with a three-pointer. Parker dropped a jump shot on the next possession.

They were 42-46 halfway into the quarter with the Nets taking a four-point lead.

Durant knocked down a three-pointer and Harden drove straight to the rim and added a bucket, dropping a dunk.

Fournier answered back, knocking down a jumper. Subsequently, Smart added another bucket with a three-pointer.

Irving knocked down a three-pointer, extending the four-point lead to 7 points with 2:36 remaining in the quarter.

Tatum answered back, dropping a layup on the other end.

Irving quickly drove to the rim and dropped a layup.

Smart shot a three-pointer but Durant blocked the shot.

The quarter ended 51-59 with the Nets taking 8 point advantage.

The Nets took the lead again in the third quarter.

Langford started the third quarter, dropping a three-pointer.

They were 54-61 with the Nets in the lead, two minutes into the quarter.

Harden then drew a foul, dropping a jump shot, taking 10 points lead.

Blake Griffin dropped a dunk on Harris’s pass.

Fournier answered right back with a hook shot.

Irving’s lob to Griffing for a dunk added another two-point for the Nets.

Durant knocked down a three-pointer on the next possession.

They were 65-75 halfway into the quarter with the Nets taking the lead.

Tatum knocked down a three-pointer over Griffin.

Irving answered back, knocking down a hook shot.

Tatum then dropped a floater and Langford added a three-pointer on the next possession.

Durant dropped a long jumper over Langford. Tatum answered back, knocking down a long jumper at the buzzer.

The quarter ended 77-86, the Nets taking the lead.

The Nets dominated the Celtics and won the game.

 The fourth scoring started with Harden knocking down a three-pointer.

Claxton blocked Smart from behind at the rim.

Fournier tipped off Claxton’s missed shot after Thompson kept the ball alive.

Claxton dropped a two-handed dunk on Harris’s pass. Tatum answered back, knocking down a three-pointer.

They were 86-97 with 8:01 remaining in the quarter.

Fournier then drew a foul, dropping a layup.

Durant knocked down a three-pointer. Subsequently, Bruce Brown Jr. stole the ball and passed it to Irving.

Irving added another bucket, knocking down a three-pointer.

Fournier came up with a reverse layup and Harden answered right back with a three-pointer.

Smart then scored a layup halfway into the quarter.

Durant knocked down a long jumper.

They were 96-114 as Harden added a three-pointer and the Nets took 18 point lead with 3:59 remaining in the game.

Durant knocked down a three-pointer and Joe Harris added a three-pointer.

The quarter ended with the Nets taking 109-123 victory over the Celtics.

The Nets big trio impressive performance.

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant all dropped a 20 plus point to get the win for the Nets.

James Harden led the Nets, scoring 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists triple-double along with 2 steals and 2 blocks.

He is now the second Nets player with a playoffs triple-double and first Nets player ever with a 30-point triple-double in the playoffs.

While Kyrie Irving dropped 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

“We just don’t want to take any of this time for granted,” Irving said post-game. “This doesn’t happen too often kind of in our culture, in our history, where three of the best scorers to ever play the game are on one team.”

And Kevin Durant dropped 24 points, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds.

 He now becomes the active player with the highest points per game in the playoffs (minimum 25 games played).

As a result, the Nets’ big trio now averaged a combined 85.2 points this playoff.

Besides the trio, Joe Harris finished with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists.

While Bruce Brown Jr. led the Nets bench, scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics.

On the other hand, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics, scoring 32 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.

Jayson Tatum: “It’s not the way that we envisioned this season going, but it’s a learning experience that myself and everybody else can take with them the rest of their careers. We can learn a lot from this.”

“Jayson continued to make plays. We didn’t do enough as a team. But he showed a lot of mettle this year,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Evan Fournier dropped 18 points, 6 rebounds, and an assist.

“It’s obviously an A-plus type of organization. They really showed it, and they were really excited to get me, and they showed me a lot of love,” Evan Fournier says of the Celtics.

Followed by Romeo Langford, who came up with 17 points, a rebound, and 2 assists.

While Marcus Smart finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.

And Jabari Parker led the Celtics bench, scoring 13 points and 3 rebounds.

Now with the win, the Nets enter the Eastern Conference Semifinals to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kevin spoke about going up against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

“We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Durant said. “I mean, he’s a two-time MVP, Defensive Player of the Year for a reason, so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

 

 

 

 

 

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