Incomprehensible! Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn Nets after Jayson Tatum buzzerbeater

The Boston Celtics won Game 1 of the first round series against the Brooklyn Nets 115-114. In an incredible crime thriller, a Jayson Tatum layup makes all the difference at the end.

More is not possible! Game 1 of the long-awaited series ended with a game winner at the last second, after it had been going back and forth at a high level for over 48 minutes. A total of 18 lead changes were recorded, the last one being the outstanding Tatum (31 points, 8 assists) after a pass from Marcus Smart (20, 7 rebounds, 6 assists), who was also very strong.

Boston seemed to be slipping the game just before, but the hosts revolted again, with Jaylen Brown (23 points) and Al Horford (20, 15 rebounds) also playing a major role. Above all, they had to resist the show of Kyrie Irving.

The ex-Celtic was particularly motivated against his ex-team, arguing with the supporters in Boston on several occasions and almost ruining their day. Irving (12/20 FG) scored 39 points and was clearly the best player among the guests. Kevin Durant had 23 points, with Goran Dragic (14) and Nic Claxton (13) providing support from the bench.

NBA Playoffs: First Half Foul Festival

Boston had to do without Robert Williams (torn meniscus), who was replaced by Daniel Theis (4 points, 6 rebounds) in the starting five. As usual, the Nets were missing Ben Simmons and Joe Harris. Bruce Brown, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond flanked the two superstars in the opening lineup.

The game started a little wild, eight fouls were called in the first four and a half minutes, including two against Theis, who had to go to the bench early on. Intensity and speed were very high, Boston forced a lot of turnovers at the beginning, but had problems even in the half-field and couldn’t break away. With 29:28 for Boston the second round started.

Both sides got better offensively afterwards. On the Nets side, Irving started to turn up and scored 9 points in a row, Tatum directed the action on the other side as scorer and playmaker. Durant, on the other hand, wasn’t even in the game yet, but Dragic brought relief with a jumper and and-1 layup. Before the break, Kyrie Mills served spectacularly for a corner threeSmart countered – 61:61 after a wild first half.

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