Jayson Tatum stole the show Sunday afternoon as the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets, 126-120.
The win was Boston’s third in a row, as Tatum had 54 points while making eight threes, going 8-for-15 from beyond the arch. The two teams would trade baskets all throughout the ballgame, with Brooklyn being up 60-58 at the half.
The Nets would surge ahead for most of the third quarter, but in the final minute of the third and going into the fourth, Tatum started to take over. He was rivaled by Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, who put up 37 points, but Tatum out-dueled him.
The two sprained ankles of Aaron Nesmith and Jaylen Brown had opposite fortunes for the status of Saturday’s game, as Brown posted a strong 21 points along with five assists, whereas Nesmith did not play.
Tatum and Brown were the only Celtics to have above 20 points, though Marcus Smart did add nine assists to go along with his 14 points. The two bigs, Al Horford and Rob Williams, combined for 15 rebounds and 23 points.
The Celtics will take on the Hornets Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST, as they go back on the road — Sunday was the end to their three-game homestand.
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