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Nets vs Celtics Game 4

The Brooklyn Nets are just a game away from the second round after beating the Boston Celtics 141-126 in Game 4. The Big Three were unstoppable as Irving silenced a jam packed TD Garden.

Fans back in full force in Boston

There were more than 17,000 Celtics fans in attendance after Covid restrictions were lightened in Massachusetts over the weekend. After Fridays’s win Boston stole the series momentum coming into the fourth game and had the benefit of a full stadium for the first time since March of last year.

Irving silences 17,000 in his old home

The crowd was silenced early by Kyrie Irving, who was booed at every touch of the ball and by Kevin Durant who scored 17 first quarter points. KD and Irving combined for 29 of Brooklyn’s 33 points after the opening 12 minutes.

A second quarter in which the Nets scored 40 points put the visitors up by 13 points at the halftime break. They came out of the break and posted 39 in the third as Harden took the spotlight to put the game out of reach.

Injuries continue to haunt the Celtics

Boston was dealt a pregame blow with the late scratch of Kemba Walker who was sidelined with a knee bone bruise. Walker has been the Celtics second scoring option after Jaylen Brown was ruled out for the season before the playoffs began.

Jayson Tatum opened the game with 14 quick points, but was held scoreless in the second quarter. JT came back to life in the second half ending the game with 40 points but he did't get much help from his supporting cast.

Big Three 104 of Nets 141 points.

The Big Three were playing in just their 12th game together, and each game they are getting better and growing more comfortable. KD, Kyrie and Harden combined for 104 of Brooklyns 141 points. While Durant led the way with 42 points, Kyrie Irving took the stage in a hostile environment and dropped 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a place he used to call home.

Harden breaks career playoff assist record

James Harden set a personal playoff record with 18 assists and scored 23 points. Harden accounted for almost half of the Nets points scoring or assisting on 68 of the 141 points scored in Game 4.

The series heads back to Brooklyn for Game 5, as the Nets will try to close out the series on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center 

The Nets numbers are scary.

The Brooklyn Nets are just a game away from the second round after beating the Boston Celtics 141-126 in Game 4. The Big Three were unstoppable as Irving silenced a jam packed TD Garden.

Fans back in full force in Boston

There were more than 17,000 Celtics fans in attendance after Covid restrictions were lightened in Massachusetts over the weekend. After Fridays’s win Boston stole the series momentum coming into the fourth game and had the benefit of a full stadium for the first time since March of last year.

Irving silences 17,000 in his old home

The crowd was silenced early by Kyrie Irving, who was booed at every touch of the ball and by Kevin Durant who scored 17 first quarter points. KD and Irving combined for 29 of Brooklyn’s 33 points after the opening 12 minutes.

A second quarter in which the Nets scored 40 points put the visitors up by 13 points at the halftime break. They came out of the break and posted 39 in the third as Harden took the spotlight to put the game out of reach.

Injuries continue to haunt the Celtics

Boston was dealt a pregame blow with the late scratch of Kemba Walker who was sidelined with a knee bone bruise. Walker has been the Celtics second scoring option after Jaylen Brown was ruled out for the season before the playoffs began.

Jayson Tatum opened the game with 14 quick points, but was held scoreless in the second quarter. JT came back to life in the second half ending the game with 40 points but he did't get much help from his supporting cast.

Big Three 104 of Nets 141 points.

The Big Three were playing in just their 12th game together, and each game they are getting better and growing more comfortable. KD, Kyrie and Harden combined for 104 of Brooklyns 141 points. While Durant led the way with 42 points, Kyrie Irving took the stage in a hostile environment and dropped 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a place he used to call home.

Harden breaks career playoff assist record

James Harden set a personal playoff record with 18 assists and scored 23 points. Harden accounted for almost half of the Nets points scoring or assisting on 68 of the 141 points scored in Game 4.

The series heads back to Brooklyn for Game 5, as the Nets will try to close out the series on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center 

It's all over from TD Garden. Brooklyn blow out Boston in the Game 4 to push the series to 3-1

141-126

Waters get one of two to go from the line.

141-125

Harden at the line gets one of two.

140-125

Tatum to the line, hits two FTs. 1:30 to go in Boston.

140-123

Harris connects on the three pointer.

137-123

Tatum with a couple free throws.

137-121

Pritchard hits the three pointer.

137-118

Brown on the fade away.

135-118

Pritchard in the paint

135-116

Irivng with the tip in, 39 for Irving.

133-116

Tatum to the line gets two of two.

133-114

Paker to the line, gets two of two to go. 4:13 left in the fourth

133-112

Nesmith drills a three pointer.

133-109

Brown gets the finger roll, he's got six quick points.

131-109

Tatum pulls up from 15 feet.

131-107

Brown to the line, hits two of two.

129-107

Brown sinks a mid ranger jumper.

127-107

Parker on the fade away.

127-105

Pritchard on a step back jumper.

127-103

Durant with another with consecutive threes

124-103

KD in the corner for three.

121-103

Smart hits a couple of FTs

121-101

Langford in the near corner for three

121-98

Nesmith with a triple try from the far side. Timeout in Boston.

121-95

Irving to the bench with 37 points and 9 rebounds.

121-95

Kyrie goes to the bench, and that is probably the last time we will see from him tonight.

121-95

Harden this time from long range.

118-95

Parker off the dribble hits the mid range jumper.

118-93

Nesmith in the corner with a long two.

118-91

Irving again from downtown.

115-91

Irving from long range.

112-91

Nesmith hits a three pointer to finishe the thrid quarter.

112-88

Tatum connects on a three pointer

112-85

Durant drains a long two

110-85

Tatum in the lane gets it to go.

110-83

Shamet nets at three ball.

107-83

Williams gets to the line and hits two.

107-81

KD drops two FTs

105-81

Parker with a jumper outside the lane.

105-79

KD pulls up from the baseline.

103-79

Tatum to the line, gets both to drop.

103-77

3:30 to go in the third

103-77

Timeout Boston from the Garden.

103-77

Irving drills a deep three ball. He's got 31

100-77

Brown with a short range jumper.

98-77

Mid range jumper from Fournier.

98-75

Durant at the line hits two.

96-75

Fournier in the paint gets the bucket and the foul, gets the FT.

96-72

Brown gets the jumper.

94-72

Tatum on the turn around fade away. He's got the last 11 for Boston.

94-70

Harden to the line, gets two of two. Under six to go in the thrid quarter.

92-70

KD on the pull up jumper.

90-70

Durant to the line gets two of two.

88-70

Tatum downlow off the Smart assist.

88-68

Kyrie on the put back.

86-68

Griffin in transition after a terrible fast break from Boston leads to a turnover and a bucket for Brooklyn. Timeout Celtics.

84-68

Tatum cuts baseline and gets the easy dunk

84-66

Harris with a three ball on the near side.

81-66

Tatum at the line drops both.

81-64

KD with the pull up from the top of the key

78-64

Tatum back on the board after a scoreless second quarter.

78-61

Fournier fouls Irving on the triple try, Kyrie hits all three

75-61

Smart at the line hits one of two.

75-60

Back in play from Boston, KD starts us off with a id range jumper.

Kyrie is thriving in front of his old fans

KD has 19 points through two quarters, while Harden came alive in the second, He's got 17.

73-60

The first half comes to a close with Brooklyn up by 13. Irving leads the Big Three in scoring with 23 points.

73-60

Fournier with the buzzer beater in the corner.

71-57

Harden hits the floaters in the lane.

71-57

Thompson on the offensive board and put back.

71-55

Harris drops a three ball

68-55

Durant with the spot from the corner.

66-55

Thompson to the line out of the timeout, hits one of two.

66-54

Timeout from Boston with 1:40 to go in the half.

66-54

Irving from an angel, off the glass and in

64-54

Smart stops and pops from 11 feet.

64-52

Harden gets back to the iron and finishes.

62-52

Williams from downtown from the far side.

62-49

Irving with another three ball!! He's got 21 on the night.

59-49

Smart to the liine, gets both to go.

59-47

Irivng in the lane finishes with the finger roll after weaving his way to the basket.

57-47

Technial whistled against Tatum after protests to the ref. Irving hits the FT.

56-47

Under 5 to go in the second quarter.

56-47

Harden goes right and finishes with the left under the bucket.

54-47

Fournier in the corner, sinks the three

54-44

Irivng strokes a three, he's got 15 already.

51-44

Langford at the line again, drops two of two.

51-42

Brown gets his first bucket of the game

49-42

Langford at the line hits two.

49-40

Harden going back to the rack, Brooklyn haven't missed this half, 7-7 from the field.

47-40

Harden high off the glass with the finger roll.

45-40

Smart takes the bump and makes the runner outside the paint. FT is good, Smart has 9 tonight.

45-37

Harris starts the second quarter off with a three.

42-37

Johnson with a pull up from a step inside the arc.

40-37

Harden cutting to the basket skies for the slam down the lane.

38-37

Pritchard pulls up for three with a hand in his face.

38-34

Harden knocks down a long ball.

35-34

Shamet with a fader from the elbow.

33-34

Tatum has 14 first quarter points for the Celtics.

KD and Irving have 29 of Brooklyns 33 first quarter points. KD with 17, Irving with 12

33-34

Durant pulls up from the near side for a mid range jumper to end the first quarter.

31-34

Ojeleye hits one of two at the line for the Celtics.

31-33

Durant to the line hits two with under 30 second in the first quarter.

29-33

Less than a minute to go in the first quarter.

29-33

Pritchard on the lay up

29-31

Parker racing to the rack, finishes off the glass.

29-29

Timeout in Boston, with 2:30 to go in the first quarter.

29-29

Durant attacking the rack finishing with a slam.

27-29

Tatum back to the line, gets both to go.

27-27

Irving back to the line after the foul on the shot. knocks both FTs down.

25-27

Irving to the line, hits two of two.

23-27

Durant falling away drops the floater from the base line, gets fouled and sinks the FT.

20-27

Fournier driving from left to right, gets the bucket and the foul. FT is good

20-24

Irving pulls up from three point range. He's got 8 early points.

17-24

Durant slashes to the bucket and finishes off the glass.

15-24

Tatum with a floater in the lane, gets fouled and hits the FT.

15-21

Durant from the elbow. Timeout on the floor from Boston with 6 to go in the first quarter.

13-21

Thompson of the feed from Fournier, hits the runner in the lane.

13-19

Durant goes to the stripe, and gets both.

11-19

Fournier to the line, hit two of two.

11-17

Durant on the pull up from 17 feet.

9-17

Langford on the follow up slam

9-15

Harden to the line, hits both.

7-15

Tatum hits the mid range jumper, what a start for last game's hero

7-13

Tatum to the line hits two of two.

7-11

Irving with a quick bucket in transition.

5-11

Harris gets to the paint

3-11

Smart drains a three, he's got two, the Celtics have three already

3-8

Tatum to the line, hits two of two

3-6

Irving to the line to a chorus of boos, hits three FTs after the shooting foul.

0-6

Tatum drops the triple in the corner to start his night off

0-3

No Kemba Walker for the Celtics tonight who is out with a knee bone bruise.

0-3

Marcus Smart gets us going in Boston with a three bal

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We are underway from Boston

It's an 8.5 point spread in favor of the Nets tonight. 228.5 is the Over/Under in Game 4.

The rosters are being announced over the loud speaker at the Garden, we are moments away from tip off from Boston.

Tristan Thompson was instrumental in Game 3, look for him to come out hungry with a packed TD Garden.

Bostons starting five.

The wait is over in Boston.

No changes to Steve Nash's starting five tonight.

A full capacity crowd at TD Garden tonight. How much will that play a factor in Game 4?

Jayson Tatum has scored 50 points in two of his last four games.

We are just under an hour away from this pivotal first round match up between the Nets and the Celtics. Brooklyn looking to extend their lead tonight, but Boston will have 17,000 behind them in the Garden tonight

Hello everyone and welcome to Boston and the Nets take on the Celtics in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. AS English will keep you up to the minute with live scores, stats, updates and highlights of tonights pivotal game between Brooklyn and Boston.

The Celtics went in to Game 3 with their backs against the wall knowing a defeat would leave them in an almost insurmountable hole. Jayson Tatum put Boston minds at easy on Friday with a historic 50 points game at the Garden, carrying his side into Game 3 with a shot of life injected in the series.

They say one game has the ability to turn a series upside down, and that’s exactly what Boston will be hoping for. The home side will get a big boost as Massachusetts has lightened Covid restrictions, and will allow more than three times the fans in the TD Garden tonight.

Kyrie Irving will surely be hearing from the 17,000 in a stadium he used to call home. The former Celtic was greeted to boos and jeers every time he touched the ball in Game 3. Irving scored just 16 points, and had a tough time from the field in his second game back at TD Garden.

On Friday Kevin Durant and James Harden combined for 80 of the 119 points scored by the Nets, but it wasn’t enough to top Tatum’s magical night.

If last game proved anything, it’s that the Big Three can’t do it all on their own. Joey Harris has been putting some terrific shifts as the first option outside of KD, Irving and Harden. Joey Buckets caught fire in Game 2 and lifted the Nets to 2-0 lead in the first round.

Tonight’s game will dictate the direction of this series. Tatum won’t be able to do it all on his own, but Marcus Smart has been sensational this series averaging over 20 points a game.

The Nets can depend on their Big Three, who look better and better with each passing game, to carry them, but they will not just be going up against the Celtics, but 17,000 fans who will be doing everything they can to level this series going into Game 5.

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