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Heroes, zeros in Nets’ crushing Game 1 loss to Celtics

Breakdown of key performances and developments in the Nets’ Game 1 playoff loss to the Celtics.

hero

Kyrie Irving scored 39 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, to lead a comeback undone by Jayson Tatum, who finished with 31 points and a spinning layup on the final buzzer.

zero

Bruce Brown gave Boston bulletin board footage Tuesday night, but when the game started he had just five points, five fouls, a minus 13 and couldn’t slow Tatum down.

Bruce Brown drives to the basket during the Nets' loss to the Celtics.
Bruce Brown drives to the basket during the Nets’ loss to the Celtics.
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Secret hero

Goran Dragic had 14 points off the bench with five assists and a team high of plus 17.

key stat

43-29 rebounding edge for the Celtics, including 14-5 on offensive glass

quote of the Day

“Hug it. hug it It’s the dark side. Embrace it.”

—Kyrie Irving on the back and forth with the Boston fans

https://nypost.com/2022/04/17/heroes-zeros-in-nets-crushing-game-1-loss-to-celtics/ Heroes, zeros in Nets’ crushing Game 1 loss to Celtics

JOE HERNANDEZ

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