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Celtics put Nets on the ropes with Game 2 win for 2-0 series lead

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The stars were not always shining bright in Game 2 between Brooklyn and Boston.

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The Nets’ Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum didn’t have their best offensive games.

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But Brown and Tatum had just enough shine and just enough help from their teammates to extract a 114-107 victory in another competitive, high-intensity game that seems more like a conference finals matchup rather than a 2-7 first-round series.

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Brown off shook his offensive struggles through three quarters and scored 10 points in the fourth as the Celtics took control, outscoring the Nets 29-17 in the final quarter. Boston, which trailed by 17 in the first half, didn’t take its first lead until 7:49 of the fourth quarter.

Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates a big fourth-quarter bucket with guard Jaylen Brown (7).
Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates a big fourth-quarter bucket with guard Jaylen Brown (7).

Brown finished with 22 points, and Tatum had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

The Celtics own a 2-0 series lead, and Game 3 is Saturday (7:30 pm ET, ESPN) in Brooklyn.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Celtics beat Nets in Game 2 to take 2-0 series lead



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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