Nets vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Nets vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Nets vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Brooklyn Nets (0-2) play against the Boston Celtics (2-0) at TD Garden

The Brooklyn Nets have not won any games while the Boston Celtics are spending $69,048,363 per win

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday April 20, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: TNT
Home TV: NBC Sports Boston
Away TV: WWOR-TV
Home Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Away Radio: WFAN-FM

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Today’s @MAStateLottery #HeroAmongUs completed aerial combat missions in Kuwait and Afghanistan during his 38-year career. Chief Stephen Boyd will retire in May as the longest tenured Black aviator in MA National Guard history. pic.twitter.com/FLmZldvwLA10:57 AM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
This is two-way superstar stuff from Jayson Tatum. There’s not really anything else to add. pic.twitter.com/AMmrxc54No10:45 AM

Adi Joseph
@AdiJoseph
Not sure why Shaedon Sharpe and his people felt the need to act like he was considering coming back to Kentucky in the first place. He’s a top 10 lock and likely a top 5 pick. – 10:41 AM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Flying home, and the homie @Nick Friedell pops up on the screen. Safe travels bro. pic.twitter.com/AfBiZf03xM10:36 AM

John Schuhmann
@johnschuhmann
Best adjusted OffRtg in the playoffs (points scored per 100 poss. – opponents’ reg. season DefRtg)…
1. Golden State: +20.2
2. Philadelphia: +17.2
3. New Orleans: +9.3
4. Brooklyn: +8.9
5. Denver: +6.7 – 10:27 AM
Shams Charania
@ShamsCharania
Kentucky freshman Shaedon Sharpe will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, and stay in, team sources tell me and @KyleTucker_ATH. NBA teams project Sharpe as a potential high draft lottery pick. – 10:13 AM
Zach Kram
@zachkram
The Nets’ shot quality in Game 2 was the lowest for any team in a playoff game in three years.
Boston’s leading this series because its defense is incredible.
theringer.com/2022/4/21/2303…10:12 AM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Boston booed Kyrie (and did a little more). Kyrie clapped back, the NBA smacked down. Alls fair in these entertaining, toxic relationships yhoo.it/3uYj7jN10:02 AM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Udoka is winning the coaching battle with Steve Nash so far — With his second-half coaching adjustments, Ime Udoka positioned the #Celtics to win Game 2 – The Boston Globe bostonglobe.com/2022/04/21/spo…9:57 AM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Per @nbastats,
Jayson Tatum has been the primary defender on Kevin Durant for 18:39 (or 83 possessions) over the first two games of the Nets-Cs series.
When guarded by Tatum, KD has shot just 2-of-13 from the floor. He’s also committed 7 turnovers without dishing out an assist. – 9:48 AM
Scott Cacciola
@ScottCacciola
Durant has been bad. The Celtics’ defense is amazing. The Nets are in trouble. nyti.ms/3rGxozH9:47 AM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
🤔5 takeaways from Nets-Celtics Game 2, including Boston’s lockdown D | NBA.com nba.com/news/5-takeawa…9:47 AM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
NBA Playoffs 2022:
Kevin Boyle says Ben Simmons can ‘fit in well’ with Nets, help ‘slow Jayson Tatum down’ despite long layoff nj.com/nets/2022/04/n…
@coachkevinboyle
@MVABasketball
@Brooklyn Nets9:46 AM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
It’s easy to forget amid the chants and middle fingers that there was a time Kyrie was on Boston’s side. He has played with most of these players, and even in the midst of a grueling series can see they have something brewing.
“Their window is now.”
bostonglobe.com/2022/04/21/spo…9:29 AM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
Giannis Antetokounmpo last night:
✅ 33 PTS
✅ 18 REB
✅ 9 AST
It’s the 11th time he’s recorded at least 30p/10r/5a in a playoff game.
Only one active player has more such games:
48 – LeBron James
11 – Antetokounmpo
11 – Russell Westbrook
9 – Kevin Durant
7 – Nikola Jokic pic.twitter.com/g6XF3wXeeX9:21 AM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
“Stay the course and be who we are.”
Down double digits in Game 2, the Celtics dominated the second half with an elite defensive showcase.
They’re battering KD. They’re winning key moments. They look ready for the ups and downs.
Subscribe for $1/month: theathletic.com/3263248/2022/0…9:17 AM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Kyrie Irving sounded discouraged about the Nets after Game 2 when talking about the #Celtics: “Their time is now” masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…9:12 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
KD with Tatum as primary defender this series:
8 PTS
2-13 FG (15%)
0-3 3P
0 AST
7 TOV
Tatum has blocked his jumper twice and committed only 1 shooting foul. pic.twitter.com/vawxfbkOs99:03 AM

Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Latest report: Ben Simmons targeting Game 4 for debut with Nets nba.nbcsports.com/2022/04/21/lat…9:00 AM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: CHI/MIL Game 2; TOR/PHI Game 3; BRK/BOS Game 2 w/ @Danny Leroux
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/GKxKAOudl59:00 AM

David Aldridge
@davidaldridgedc
There Will be Yak: join me next Monday (4/25) at Noon Eastern/9 Pacific for an NBA playoffs/D.C. sports live Q&A. Ask what you will on the Dubs, Cs, Nets, Sixers, who the Commanders should draft, what’s up with the Nats & more. Join in!: bit.ly/3K4IqF79:00 AM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Kevin Durant when guarded by Jayson Tatum in Game 2 per NBA tracking:
10:33 matchup time
4 PTS
0-7 FG
3 TO
1 BLK
Nets were 2-11 FG overall when defended by Tatum. Impacted the game with defense and playmaking even when he was struggling early. – 8:50 AM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
KD: “They’re playing 2-3 three guys off me sometimes on me when I’m off the ball. They’re mucking up actions when I run off stuff… I see Horford leaving his man to come over and hit me sometimes. Two or three guys hit me wherever I go.” pic.twitter.com/axXRjzPIa88:21 AM

Gary Tanguay
@Gary_Tanguay
Ok. After performing in a play at the #thewilbur now I can watch the Celtics. Don’t tell me how it ends. – 8:17 AM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: CHI/MIL Game 2; TOR/PHI Game 3; BRK/BOS Game 2 w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/n4QLDC9m6F pic.twitter.com/gabd2h4tRe8:00 AM

Michael Grange
@michaelgrange
The Raptors got everything they could have wanted from their home court, but Joel Embiid slayed the dragon anyway: sportsnet.ca/nba/article/ra…7:58 AM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
NBA Playoffs 2022:
The Nets have a 7% chance to come back from an 0-2 deficit against the Celtics, history shows nj.com/nets/2022/04/n…7:44 AM
Chris Sheridan
@sheridanhoops
Who should be most worried? Fans of the #Nets, #Bucks, #Nuggets or #Suns? These #NBA playoffs are getting very interesting. – 7:28 AM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
“Our identity is what it is.”
Kyrie Irving said the Nets have a better offense, but the Celtics are the cohesive unit. Now down 0-2 to the defensive juggernaut that is his former team, Irving says the Celtics’ window to win is now.
theathletic.com/3263008/2022/0…6:50 AM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
12 hours later I still cant believe al horford actually pulled this off pic.twitter.com/f32CYRz9Wp6:38 AM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: Massive Wed. wrap-up of almost 90 mins: CHI/MIL Game 2; TOR/PHI Game 3; BRK/BOS Game 2. Join me and @Danny Leroux duncdon.supportingcast.fm3:57 AM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
New: The #Celtics still have a ways to go to get out of the first round against Brooklyn. However, their path beyond it suddenly looks a lot less daunting masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…2:36 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown tagged two of our second stringers as the “heroes” of Game 2, as we put forth a full team effort to pull off a 17-point comeback win over the Nets.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…2:03 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Boston Celtics huge 4th quarter carries them to 2-0 lead over Brooklyn Nets twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…1:59 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
New on BSJ: Bench bookends critical stretches to keep Celtics in control of Nets series
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/04/21/ben…1:48 AM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
For years now we’ve said there’s no defense for Kevin Durant. The Celtics are proving that to be false.
For @FOXSports / @FOX Sports News, I
wrote about how they’re slowing down one of the greatest scorers of all time and in doing so exposing the Nets:
foxsports.com/stories/nba/ce…1:39 AM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Column: Against Boston, the Nets have been exposed si.com/nba/2022/04/21…1:23 AM
Ric Bucher
@RicBucher
Kevin Durant speaks on Celtics fans hostility towards Nets’ Kyrie Irving… youtu.be/WV96ZB5mWyo via @YouTube12:47 AM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
• Embiidzilla
• Celts holding bail on Kyrie & KD
• Caruso & DeRozan unbelievable in upset W
• Devin Booker injury
• Luka situation
• Self-Driving Cars
• My favorite 90s POGS
Here all night, come hang! ⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=ky0NP0…12:30 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 114, Nets 107 – Bench keeps C’s afloat, then stars throw knockout punch
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/04/20/bsj…12:22 AM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Only obscenity was Nets stars shooting. Nets slowly smothered by Celtics’ defense in Game 2, go down 2-0 in series newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday11:56 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Dark day to be a Nets fan. Ill be breaking down what I saw on @ESPNRadio with @ColemanESPN and @Ianfitzespn at midnight. – 11:53 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
We turned up our intensity during the second half to finish with a 114-107 victory over the Nets for a 2-0 series lead. pic.twitter.com/KkolnPnJEf11:50 PM

Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons could make #Nets debut as soon as Game 4 nypost.com/2022/04/20/ben… via @nypostsports11:49 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
“Ime [Udoka] knows us really well, he coached on our staff last year, I think he has some keys in the treasure chest that he’s telling those guys.”
-Kyrie Irving, has high praise for Celtics coach Ime Udoka. (Durant did too). pic.twitter.com/9LwFHHdWCF11:30 PM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving’s shot chart (2H): pic.twitter.com/CSeSMNL7YY11:29 PM

Dave Early
@DavidEarly
Reporter: Do you feel like you need to go for like 30, 40 for this team to have a chance?
Durant: “some nights I have to…. they’re doing a good job of trying to cut off my scoring, trying to limit my shot making, 2 or 3 people contests… they’re doing a good job.” pic.twitter.com/NcMc3Q7eCV11:24 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
New: Jaylen Brown called Payton Pritchard one of the ‘heroes’ of the Celtics’ comeback win over the Nets masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…11:17 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
Durant talks about former Nets Assistant Ime Udoka has done a good job simplifying the defensive actions for Celtics. pic.twitter.com/jDqUddx6rx11:16 PM

Dave Early
@DavidEarly
“They playing 2, 3 guys on me sometimes I’m off the ball, mucking up actions when I run off stuff, I see Horford leaving his man to come over to hit me sometimes. 2 or 3 guys hit me wherever I go, that’s the nature of the beats in the playoffs.” pic.twitter.com/JWEv2kBLJF11:13 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “We gotta keep winning as a team. We win as the Celtics.” – 11:08 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “First half, the story was Grant.” – 11:08 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Tatum/Harden tonight:
19 PTS 19
6 REB 6
10 AST 10
3 TOV 3
2 3P 2 pic.twitter.com/aqoduiAL7P11:07 PM

Joe Cowley
@JCowleyHoops
I’m already writing my Bulls-Celtics preview for Round 2 … Boston in six. – 11:07 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown: “Keep faith through the adversity, through the ups and downs, and winter always turns to spring.” – 11:07 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown on what he saw in Marcus Smart’s hand: (laughs) Man…I don’t know! That was something. I taught Marcus everything he knows. (laughs)” – 11:05 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Grant, Payton, they were the heroes of this game.” – 11:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Brooklyn is doing a good job keeping me from my spots. But in the fourth quarter, when everyone else is dwindling a little bit, that’s when I’m going to attack.” – 11:04 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown said Grant Williams “made play after play” when the Celtics’ backs were against the wall. Credited Williams and Payton Pritchard for how much they helped the Celtics tonight. – 11:02 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “Grant locked in right now. Grant, Payton. They were great tonight. Our backs were against the wall, and they made plays. Grant, Payton, they were the heroes of this games.” – 11:02 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “I didn’t score 40, but I feel like I impacted us in helping us win the game.” – 11:00 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum: “I know when I look to my left and my right, the guys in that locker room, we’re going to fight until the end.” – 10:59 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “We all trust each other. We trust the coaching staff. They trust us. … I know when I look to my left and to my right, the guys in that locker room, we’re going to fight to the end.” – 10:59 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Tatum on blocking Kevin Durant: “Maybe I’m getting lucky with a couple of those blocks. He’s one of the most gifted scorers that we’ve seen. It just can’t be easy. As tall as he is, he can get his shot off. We try to make it tough for him.” – 10:58 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum was asked about blocking Durant’s jump shots a couple of times over the first two games: “I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting lucky with a couple of those blocks.” – 10:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on blocking Kevin Durant’s jumper: “I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting lucky on those blocks.” – 10:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on defending Kevin Durant: “You want to make him feel you. Show him a crowd. You know he’s gonna make shots, but you don’t want them to be easy. We’re just trying to do our best.” – 10:57 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Jayson Tatum said this was the first time Coach K had seen him play in person since he left Duke. “Obviously,” said Tatum, “he has a lot of time on his hands.” – 10:57 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on having Coach K in the Garden: “Obviously, he has a lot of time on his hands.” – 10:57 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum said he was thrilled when he heard Coach K was coming to tonight’s game. It’s the first game he’s seen Tatum play in person since Tatum left Duke. – 10:57 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
76ers down 17 with 9:30 left in 2nd quarter
Celtics down 17 with 1:45 left in 2nd quarter
Both teams won.
Strongly advise Bulls not to max their lead out at 17 points. It’s 420 and leads are getting smoked tonight… – 10:56 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jayson Tatum: “This was a humongous team effort.” – 10:55 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum: “This was an old school playoff game.” – 10:55 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum: “It makes a world of difference having Jaylen Brown, as opposed to not having him last year.” – 10:55 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum: “This was a humungous team effort. We needed everyone. Everyone who played contributed.” – 10:55 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “It makes a world of difference having Jaylen Brown as opposed to not having him last year (against the Nets in the playoffs).” – 10:55 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum: “It makes a world of difference having Jaylen Brown.” – 10:55 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Jayson Tatum take on Celts win: “They punched us in the mouth in the first half. We eventually responded in the second half.” – 10:54 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum: “This was a team win. We needed everyone.” – 10:54 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Tatum: This was a humungous team effort. Team win. This was an ugly game … this was a well-rounded team win – 10:54 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “This was a humungous team effort. Team win.” – 10:53 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “We expected it. It didn’t look like it, but we knew … they were going to come out playing faster. They were very physical. They kind of punched us in the mouth in the first half, but we eventually responded later in the game.” – 10:52 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
In the second half (and OT) tonight
Durant: 0-10 FG
Siakam: 0-5 FG, 0 PTS pic.twitter.com/xlAVhjW8So10:49 PM

Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Durant: “They’re doing a good job. It’s on me to figure it out.” #Celtics #Nets10:48 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
KD: They’re doing a good job. It’s on me yo figure it out.” – 10:48 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“It’s on me to just finish it — The name of our game is just play extremely hard.” – 10:47 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“They played their game tonight.”
⁃Kevin Durant on the Celtics – 10:46 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“Just keep grinding. I’m going to turn the ball over. I’m going to shoot the ball a lot — Just keep playing.”
⁃Kevin Durant on what comes next for him – 10:45 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant: “They’re playing me with 2, 3 guys sometimes when I’m off the ball, mucking up actions when I run off stuff. I see Horford leaving this man and come over to hit me sometime. They’re just playing two or three guys hitting me wherever I go.” #nets #celtics10:45 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“We just got to finish it.”
⁃Kevin Durant on what the Nets have to do moving forward – 10:44 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“Two or three guys hit me wherever I go — I got to be more patient, but also play fast sometimes too.” – 10:44 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
KD on Celtics defense: “They are playing 2-3 guys hitting me wherever I go. That’s just the nature of the beast in the playoffs.” – 10:43 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Durant: “Two or three guys are hitting me wherever I go. That’s just the nature of the playoffs. I’ve got to be more patient.” #Celtics #Nets10:43 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Kyrie Irving says the timing is right for the Celtics to be contending and “the window is now for these guys.” Praised Ime Udoka and especially Brad Stevens as the new President. – 10:43 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“Their window is now for their young guys — I got the chance to experience some of that.”
⁃Kyrie Irving on the Boston Celtics – 10:42 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving: “I think I agree in part with that assessment with Steve in terms of our intensity (dropping). But us as players on the court, we’ve got to control that and rise to the occasion. Just simple as that.” #Nets #Celtics10:41 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“Our identity is what it is — We really have to turn the page and learn through our experiences right now.” – 10:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams asked how he likes the physical play: (big smile and laughs) For me, it helps. I can use my strength and aggression to my advantage. And for us, we don’t have any guys who are soft. We want to be physical and play that way.” – 10:40 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“It’s not going to be easy, but it can be done.”
⁃Kyrie Irving on breaking down the Celtics’ defense – 10:40 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams on the Celtics comeback: “It was just about finishing plays, getting stops and rebounding. We were doing good stuff before, but we weren’t finishing plays. That fourth quarter had some great moments.” – 10:39 PM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
1-for-17: Celtics stifle Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in second half of Game 2 win over Nets nba.nbcsports.com/2022/04/20/1-f…10:39 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“When our intensity isn’t at the same level it just isn’t the same.” – 10:39 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“We’ve got to rise to the occasion.” – 10:38 PM
J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
Nothing has changed about KD being the best scorer in the game. But it’s 5 v 5 not 1 v 1. Even someone as great as he is can’t beat 1 v 5 odds – 10:38 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“We don’t really have time to be disappointed— This is playoff basketball.” – 10:38 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Grant Williams on the keys to our turnaround: “It was just about finishing plays, rebounding, and getting stops … That fourth quarter had some great moments.” – 10:38 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams on the fourth offense: “We kept running the same play and set over and over. We either got good shots or we got in position for offensive rebounds.” – 10:38 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“The momentum shifted — They closed that margin … They took the lead and never looked back.”
⁃Kyrie Irving on holding onto a 7-point lead in the fourth quarter – 10:37 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Grant Williams on fourth quarter offensive run: “We kept running the same thing over and over.” – 10:37 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Kyrie Irving on Celtics defense: “Ime knows us real well. He coached on our staff last year, so I think he has some keys in the treasure chest that he’s telling those guys. But this is what makes it special.”
Said he thinks Nets offense is better than Celtics, will figure it out – 10:37 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
yrie Irving says,
“Ime (Udoka) knows us really well.” – 10:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams: “For us, it’s just about being who we are. We trust that our work is a testament to what we do.” – 10:36 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“Didn’t get to free throw line as much I wanted to tonight.” – 10:35 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“We felt pretty confident going into halftime — We made things difficult in the first half.” – 10:35 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams: “Honestly, it’s kind of cool to see the progression I’ve had in my career. Guys used to call me out to go at me and now I can hold my own out there.” – 10:34 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
It looked like the Nets turned things around against the Celtics, then Jayson Tatum came in the fourth quarter and tore Brooklyn apart. Now the Celtics head to New York up 2-0 with Ben Simmons’ return on the horizon. Quick one from @Alex Schiffer and I:
theathletic.com/news/celtics-b…10:34 PM
Chris Vernon
@ChrisVernonShow
Once upon a time I saw a team rough up Durant and make him look rattled and all out of sorts. The OKC paper decided to act like it was the NY Post. He went nuclear after headline. Wonder if there will even be a headline now. pic.twitter.com/x4ddXl8gIa10:32 PM

NBA Kicks
@NBAKicks
👀 @Derrick Jones Jr. broke out the GALAXY Nike KD 4! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/U43ovW13SE10:31 PM

Alex Kennedy
@AlexKennedyNBA
Ben Simmons is reportedly hoping to make his season debut in Game 4 against the Boston Celtics.
Should the Brooklyn Nets throw Simmons in the deep end and play him right now? Do the pros outweigh the cons? We asked our @basketbllnews writers to weigh in: basketballnews.com/stories/nba-ro…10:28 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown couldn’t be stopped at start of the fourth as he fueled our comeback win during Game 2. nba.com/celtics/gamere…10:25 PM
Salman Ali
@SalmanAliNBA
Sean Marks did the best he could with the hand he was dealt.
I’m just saying…
The way this thing was framed was Harden flaked on his team again and chose Morey over KD & Kyrie.
When in actuality, he left a flakey point guard and KD chose that flakey point guard over Harden. – 10:25 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Grant Williams hit all 4 of his field goals and all 6 of his free throws tonight. The only other Celtic to ever hit as many without a miss is Don Nelson back in 1974, per @Stathead. – 10:24 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
It’s the first time in 55 games as teammates (reg. and postseason) that KD & Kyrie both shot worse than 33% on FGs. (Durant: 24%, Irving 31%). – 10:22 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Durant, who didn’t score in the fourth until 1:53 was left, is 13-31 over the first two games of this series. – 10:22 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Our research folks say Nets are 0-12 all-time when trailing a playoff series 0-2. – 10:19 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Payton Pritchard moments after another electric finish ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/HePbz2hzU210:18 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Early in the year (during the Dark Days), Ime Udoka was very rigid with his rotations. He refused to trust Grant Williams or Payton Pritchard to play late, even when they played well.
Tonight, Udoka closed with both guys.
Coaches, like players, get better with experience. – 10:17 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Ime Udoka on KD: “We do want into their air space. I think we did that….We want to make him work defensively and offensively have bodies on him the whole time, try to wear him down. It takes the effort of everyone getting on him and knowing the game plan.” #Nets #Celtics10:16 PM
Peter Vecsey
@PeterVecsey1
Frank Drucker submits “Nets aren’t in big trouble in this series until they lose a game in Teaneck, Commack, Island Garden, Uniondale, Piscataway, East Rutherford and/or Newark.” – 10:16 PM
J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
Danny Green looking like Ben Simmons shooting layups 😂 – 10:16 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Derrick White only played 13 minutes. Payton Pritchard cut into Marcus Smart’s second-half minutes. Ime Udoka spread the court, pulled Durant-Claxton into the corners, and let his best-shooting guards/wings cook Brooklyn’s lesser defenders. Great adjustment by Udoka. – 10:15 PM
Salman Ali
@SalmanAliNBA
At least Brooklyn will have their better-than-expected 1st round pick to fall back on this summer. Wait, hold on. – 10:12 PM
Sarah Kustok
@sarahkustok
Join us for postgame coverage of Game 2 on @YESNetwork
@Brooklyn Nets v @Boston Celtics pic.twitter.com/GBMxT2eKCr10:12 PM

Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant struggles again as #Nets fall into 2-0 hole vs. #Celtics nypost.com/2022/04/20/kev… via @nypostsports10:11 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Made field goals this series:
14 — Al Horford
13 — Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/EyKj345Eug10:11 PM

Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Nash on what the #Celtics are doing to slow Kevin Durant, who shot 4-of-17: “They’re being physical. They’re up and into him, grabbing him, holding him, all that stuff you come to expect. He’s been uncomfortable and hasn’t looked like he’s been able to get his rhythm.” #Nets10:10 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics defense was incredible in the fourth quarter.
Nets in Q4:
17 points
5-of-19 field goals
1-of-4 three-pointers
2 turnovers
Only 6 points over the first 10:07 of the final period for Brooklyn. – 10:09 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Protected home court but we have a long way to go 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/svVpD1iJD510:08 PM

J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
I wonder what all the 🤡 who talked about Kerr and Steph, who’d already won a chip w/o KD, will keep that same disrespectful energy. You can’t blitz KD like this flamethrowers spotting up for 3 and that superb spacing. Tail wasn’t wagging that dog. Y’all had it wrong 😎 – 10:08 PM
Mike Prada
@MikePradaNBA
Perimeter defense: turns out the Nets really don’t have it! – 10:07 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
The #Nets made 11 shots in the second half. Irving and Durant combined for 1. Durant was 0-for-10 in the second half.
#Celtics10:07 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown in the fourth quarters of Game 1 and 2: “He slowed down a little bit. We want to attack them in transition, but things slowed down for him. When he can attack downhill, he’s hard to stop.” – 10:05 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka praising Jaylen Brown’s fourth quarter: “He slowed down a little bit.” – 10:05 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on the Celtics defense on Kevin Durant: “With the physicality we’ve playing him with, we’re going to give up some fouls. Now, 20 free throws is too much, but we’re playing him really physically. That’s how we want to defend him.” – 10:04 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Celtics defense slowly smothers Nets to take Game 2 newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday10:04 PM
Michael Lee
@MrMichaelLee
Still dumbfounded by KD’s second half performance. – 10:03 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
“I think they’re being physical. They’re upping into him, grabbing him, holding him, all that stuff you come to expect.”
Steve Nash on how the Celtics have slowed down Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/9qEJUMstjN10:02 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Imagine how much better the Celtics defense is if this man was playing. pic.twitter.com/fSuQQyiAWn10:01 PM

Ben Rohrbach
@brohrbach
Kevin Durant: [exists]
Jayson Tatum: pic.twitter.com/G5326iCVJO10:01 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
I think they’re just packing in, near the nail.
-Bruce Brown talks about how the Celtics have slowed down KD and Kyrie. Says Nets supporting cast must be better. – 10:00 PM
Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
If the Nets lose this series, we’re going to look back at Game 1 as the one that got away.
(Not that Game 2 was much better) – 10:00 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“We just wasn’t scoring on the other end — Our physicality took a step down in the second half.”
⁃Bruce Brown on what went wrong – 10:00 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Nets Game 2 Postgame Show | Powered by @betonline_ag & @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I don’t know if y’all remember this or not, but Rob Williams played 3-on-3 today, three weeks to the day after surgery… – 9:57 PM
Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
I know he wasn’t going against firemen and plumbers, but Kyrie finished 4 for 13 with 10 points, 2 FTA and 1 assist. – 9:57 PM
Wes Goldberg
@wcgoldberg
The Nets can beat anyone when KD and Kyrie are both awesome, but it’s hard to see them both being awesome in four of seven games against a defense like Boston’s. – 9:57 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“That’s not the only way. There’s plenty of ways — It’s a team effort.”
⁃Steve Nash on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving needing a superstar performance to win – 9:55 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
Steve Nash says Kyrie Irving cannot be expected to score 39 points each game. Notes how the Celtics stars didn’t have incredible games either. Refers to his team as “new.” – 9:55 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Ime Udoka just out coached his former boss. Nets looked completely lost in the fourth quarter. – 9:55 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Nash: “We just didn’t have a great shooting half in the second half. We have to try to help these guys, help the improve. Help them come back with some juice on Saturday.” #Celtics9:55 PM
The Ringer
@ringernba
Kevin Durant against the Celtics so far: 13/41 FGs (31.7%) with 12 TOs 😬
pic.twitter.com/qS8uH2MBdh9:54 PM
Dave Early
@DavidEarly
Steve Nash points to the celtics physicality, “grabbing him, holding him,” he thinks is which made Kevin Durant uncomfortable. – 9:54 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
“They’re being physical — Grabbing him. Holding him. All that stuff … It’s been uncomfortable.”
⁃Steve Nash on how the Celtics are making Kevin Durant struggle – 9:54 PM
Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
Celtics defense has been incredible incredible. Ime coaching circles around Nash.
Never seen KD & Kyrie play so poorly. First time I can say Nets’ supporting cast did everything they could to win this game.
And… Boston hasn’t lost 4 out of 6 games since early January. – 9:54 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’ve never seen a guy get to KD’s shot the way Tatum has in this series. – 9:54 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash on the 13-2 run that proved the difference: “I think our intensity drops a little bit in the second half. It made a big difference, that they were continuing to be physical.” #Nets #Celtics9:54 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Okay, Bulls. Showing some early gumption. Then again, so did Brooklyn and we saw how that ended – 9:54 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jayson Tatum has 18 assists in two games.
The most in a two game span of his career. pic.twitter.com/tZ8If8DsmL9:54 PM

Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Nash: “I think our intensity dropped a little bit in the second half.” #Celtics #Nets9:53 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
The Celtics have gotten so much shit throughout the last few years regarding their drafting. Now look where they are. Jayson/Jaylen killing. Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard stepping up HUGE as role players. Smart is DPOY. Rob Williams had a breakout season. – 9:52 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Nets scored 65 points in the first half on 60% shooting.
They scored 17 in the 4th quarter on 4 of 14.
Durant/Irving: 8 of 30 shooting.
Celtics were 2-10 this year when trailing by 17+.
“Were” being the key word there. – 9:52 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Fourth quarter shooting numbers:
Payton Pritchard:
4 made FG’s on 5 attempts
KD and Kyrie COMBINED:
1 made FG on 9 attempts – 9:50 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Nets in second half of Game 2 at Boston
Kyrie Irving: 1/7 FGs
Kevin Durant: 0/10 FGs – 9:50 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics just held Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to 8/30 from the floor with 6 assists & 8 turnovers. Irving was the only layer between them to hit a field goal in the second half. Durant went 18/20 from the line and at least figured out how he wants to attack, but 8/30 is insane. – 9:50 PM
Mark Haynes
@markhaynesnba
Boston outscored Brooklyn 29-17 in the 4th quarter. – 9:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 114-107. Lead series 2-0.
Brown – 22/4/6
Tatum – 19/6/10
Grant – 17 points
Horford – 16 points
Theis – 15 points
Smart – 12 points
Pritchard – 10 points
Celtics – 52% FGs
Durant – 27 points
Brown – 23 points
Dragic – 18 points
Curry – 16 points
Nets – 46.1% FGs – 9:49 PM
Bobby Marks
@BobbyMarks42
What a masterclass in D by the Celtics in the 4Q
Made it awfully uncomfortable for Durant/Irving – 9:49 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
The #Celtics rallied from a 17-point deficit to take a 2-0 series lead over the Nets on Wednesday night masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…9:49 PM
Mike Finger
@mikefinger
The Nets going away would save us from so much profoundly dumb discourse. Which is why I’m not counting them out yet. – 9:49 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Kevin Durant this series:
13-41 FG (32%)
2-7 3P
8 AST
12 TOV
He is -23, the lowest on the Nets. pic.twitter.com/UMsdHSwE8u9:48 PM

Alan Hahn
@alanhahn
Steve Nash is going to say again that this was another example of Celtics experience together vs his team. But he does have more head coaching experience than his counterpart. Do something beyond clapping to help your damn team man! #BKNvsBOS9:48 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics with another thrilling win, this one 114-107 after trailing by 17. Lead series 2-0. Brown 22, Tatum 19, GWilliams 17, Horford 16, Theis 15, Smart 12, Pritchard 10; Durant 27 (4-17 FG, 18-20 FTs), Brown 23, Dragic 18, Curry 16, Irving 10 (4-13 FG). – 9:48 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Celtics win Game 2 114-107. Boston leads series 2-0.
The Nets give up a 17 point lead.
Kyrie finishes with just 10 points. He never found a rhythm at all.
Game 3 is Saturday in Brooklyn. – 9:48 PM
Tom Haberstroh
@tomhaberstroh
KD 0-10 FG in 2nd half.
First time in KD’s career he’s taken at least 10 field goal attempts in the second half and made zero of them. https://t.co/JGZlBMbhXd pic.twitter.com/T2c0bBubND9:48 PM

Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Kyrie and KD disappeared. 8 for 3- from field. Nets down 0-2 and looked like they didn’t have a plan or direction in the fourth quarter. – 9:48 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Well, at least we all know Ben Simmons can come in and score in the fourth quarter of playoff games 🫠 – 9:48 PM
John Schuhmann
@johnschuhmann
Feels like Celtics-Nets is largely about size at the 1-3 spots for both teams. Celtics can defend w/ all 5 guys. Nets can only defend w/ 2 or 3. – 9:47 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Final: Celtics beat the Nets 114-107 to take a 2-0 series lead. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving combine to shoot 8-for-30 in the loss. Ime Udoka has cleaned his former team’s clock so far this series. Game 3 is Saturday in Brooklyn. I will be back for it. – 9:47 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Celtics win, 114-107, to take a 2-0 series lead over the Nets. Nets fumbled a 17-point lead. Celtics won the 4th quarter, 29-17. – 9:47 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris
@haralabob
Would just like to add that this Nets team has to hands down be the most difficult or challenging team in the last 10 years to coach so I am definitely sympathetic to that. I can’t imagine how difficult it’d be to try and reason w/ someone that thinks the earth is flat. – 9:47 PM
Zach Kram
@zachkram
Durant through two games against this Celtics defense:
13 made shots
12 turnovers
32% shooting
(plus 22-25 on free throws, to be fair) – 9:47 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Points in the 4Q
8 — Payton Pritchard
6 — Kevin Durant
2 — Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/aDlP6PjWgv9:47 PM

Ryan McDonough
@McDNBA
Kyrie and KD are definitely the most skilled duo ever on a 44-38 seventh seed trailing a 1st round series 0-2 – 9:47 PM
Jabari Young
@JabariJYoung
So dope to see Ime Udoka succeeding as a head coach in his first playoff series. Wanted this so long while with #Spurs … finally getting his chance … #Celtics9:47 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Just a huge second half from the Celtics to go up 2-0 in this series. – 9:47 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Most minutes per game over the final five weeks of the season:
Kevin Durant: 38.6 mins per game – 9:47 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
KD might have played the worst playoff game of his career.
4-17 shooting
5 fouls
6 turnovers pic.twitter.com/PQlLewH1mt9:46 PM

Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
FINAL: Nets 107, Celtics 114
Kevin Durant (27 PTS, 4-17 FG), Kyrie Irving (10 PTS, 4-13 FG) & the Nets go down 2-0 in the series. Brooklyn had a lead going into the fourth, but didn’t even notch double-digits in scoring for the final period until the 1:34 mark. – 9:46 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
The Nets aren’t beating anybody when KD and Kyrie play like this. They finish 8-for-30 from the field.
The whole team looks shell-shocked. They had no answers down the stretch. – 9:46 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
The Boston Celtics will head to Brooklyn with a 2-0 lead over the Nets.
And for all those expecting KD to have a bounce-back game, it never happened because the Celtics defense was tremendous on both he and Kyrie tonight. – 9:46 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Payton Pritchard now finishing over Kevin Durant at the rim this has evolved into an NBA Twitter fever dream. – 9:45 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Nets dont foul as Celtics run down clock and Payton Pritchard hits the floater off the glass to cement his place as the greatest Celtics point guard of the 21st century. Celtics will head back to Brooklyn with a 2-0 lead as their elite defense is proving to be truly elite. – 9:45 PM
Chris Herring
@Herring_NBA
Watching the Cs guard KD, and all I keep hearing is “guess who’s going to jail tonight?” line from that Kanye song. Have had the man locked up in a way we almost never see. Extremely impressive. – 9:45 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Brooklyn going full court press is just such a bad decision. The last thing those defenders need to be is spread out. – 9:45 PM
James Edwards III
@JLEdwardsIII
Boston has had that look in their eye for a few months, which is why I have them in the finals. And, oh, this series might be the only series that they don’t have two of the best three players on the floor. – 9:45 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Eight points for Payton Pritchard in the fourth quarter. – 9:45 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
I expect Steve Nash will complain about the Celtics defending Durant aggressively, but the man does have 20 free-throw attempts tonight. – 9:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Horford fouls out.
Ime: Fine. I’ll close with Pritchard. – 9:44 PM
Stefan Bondy
@SBondyNYDN
Two thoughts:
Kevin Durant is a step slow and Steve Nash has been out-coached by his former assistant.
Result: Celtics 2, Nets 0 – 9:44 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Surprised the Nets didn’t hide Kyrie defensively late. And with easy switches, Boston was picking him. – 9:44 PM
Ben Anderson
@BensHoops
Are we ready to call the 7th seeded Nets pretenders? – 9:44 PM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Still a long way to go in both series but right now it looks like playoff wins for 2022:
Harden/Embiid – 2 (at home)
KD/Kyrie – 0 (on road) pic.twitter.com/7V7Atkb43z9:44 PM

Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Marcus Smart closing Nets out like… pic.twitter.com/M5YIDCSSDu9:44 PM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
if the Nets get swept, what type of slander should we prepare for? Clips blowing 3-1 to Nuggets? Warriors losing 2016 Finals? somewhere in-between? – 9:44 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Brooklyn has 10 points in fourth quarter and is 3-for-17 as a team. Ugh, ugh, ugh. – 9:43 PM
Ben Rohrbach
@brohrbach
The comedy stylings of Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown – 9:43 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Marcus Smart fell up in the Garden in the DPOY boxing robe, and the Celtics tryna deliver that knockout rn. My college teammate used to call ’em “temple shots.” – 9:42 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Marcus Smart just hit the Nets with the “I got 19 in a game of 21” – 9:42 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics told Al they got him after he fouled out: pic.twitter.com/PTQGOtK4QV9:42 PM

Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Since the Nets scored a billion points on Milwaukee in game 2 of that series last year…
They’re 1-6 in the playoffs – 9:42 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
That is going to do it. The Nets trail, 110-100, with 1:09 to go in the 4th quarter. This is a bad loss. The Nets led by 17 in the second quarter. Same old song as the regular season, except the Boston Celtics are not the Pistons or Rockets or Pacers or Cavaliers or Knicks. – 9:42 PM
Matthew Tynan
@Matthew_Tynan
Celtics just playing murder-ball in the second half. Wore out KD and Kyrie to the point where even their good looks down the stretch had no juice. What a performance. – 9:41 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
That was the same left hand Smart hurt in the first half. #Celtics #Nets9:41 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Smart hits the hook over the triple team with the left hand he hurt earlier in the night and is just talking to his hand as he heads back to the bench with the bucket that could seal this one. Celtics lead 110-100 with 1:09 left on an incredible 25-10 fourth quarter. – 9:41 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
That was just an outrageous finish by Marcus Smart. C’s have twice run the shot clock all the way down and scored. 10 point lead now with 1:09 left – 9:41 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Smart with a left-handed bank shot to beat the shot clock. #Celtics up 10 with 1:09 left. – 9:41 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Asking the Basketball Gods, can this Nets Celtics go 7 – 9:40 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics can’t just play clock here. The Nets can score so quickly. – 9:40 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are a combined 8-for-30 from the field, and the duo has only taken 3 shots from beyond the arc. – 9:39 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
The Nets need Simmons. They can’t defend with these lineups. Too many mismatches. Is what it is. – 9:39 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Brooklyn has to improve on a half court set. Isolating Durant and Irving is not going to work against the Celtics. – 9:39 PM
Chris Vernon
@ChrisVernonShow
Imagine needing Ben Simmons to come save the day – 9:39 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
1:53 left in the 4Q and the Nets have 6 points. – 9:39 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Jayson Tatum just rose up and shot over Goran Dragic to give the Celtics a 12-point lead. Kevin Durant has his hands on his hips looking up at the scoreboard. The Nets have been thoroughly outcoached tonight in Boston. A 17-point lead has turned into a 12-poiont hole. – 9:38 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
That’s now a 21-4 run by the Celtics. – 9:38 PM
Jason Dumas
@JDumasReports
Tatum is special. – 9:37 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Tatum and Brown have a combined 17 fourth quarter points. – 9:37 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
A Tatum 3 to beat the shock clock and the #Celtics run is 23-4. #Nets9:37 PM
Mike Mazzeo
@MazzNYC
Pathetic collapse by the Nets – 9:37 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Tatum and Smart have both struggled some offensively tonight, but the Celtics have other guys that can step up and make it happen. KD and Kyrie have to be ON every night or they’ve got no shot. – 9:37 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Jayson. Tatum. – 9:37 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Just shocking to see KD/Kyrie combining to be 1/9 FGs with no free throw attempts in first 10 minutes of a relevant fourth quarter. – 9:37 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Durant is 0 for 10 in the second half. – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford fouls out. Daniel Theis in to close. – 9:37 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Horford fouls out .. C’s are up 9 with 2:30 to go… let’s see if they can hold on without him – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Nets have 31 points in the second half.
Just 6 in the first 9:18 of the fourth quarter. – 9:37 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Kevin Durant had to play the entire second halves of some games – including the second night of back-to-backs – down the stretch just to chase down a play-in spot. Maybe the tank is just a little empty. – 9:37 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford fouls out on a push screen from behind on Bruce Brown. Never seen anyone go down on a Horford two hand screen before but nice sell by Brown either way. – 9:37 PM
Brad Townsend
@townbrad
Durant and Irving are a combined 7-for-29. Boston’s defense is something to behold when it’s clicking. – 9:36 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Al Horford just fouled out. Might be the best thing that’s happened to the Nets in this quarter. – 9:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have to keep pushing. Can’t just walk it up. – 9:36 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
20-6 Celtics run. What a defensive quarter for them. – 9:36 PM
Justin Verrier
@JustinVerrier
KD is ~frazzled~ – 9:35 PM
J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
The extent of offense: Kyrie iso v Horford, who keeps him in front to take a long contested 2. Miss. Even if it’s a bucket you live w/result. But gotta have disciplined bigs you can trust 22 ft from rim to not open up paint. Odds against even a shot maker like Kyrie #NetsCeltics9:34 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
I disagree with the TNT crew, that was clean from Kyrie, hand is part of the ball. He does get him on the arm after the strip but that’s after the ball is already dislodged. – 9:34 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Brooklyn challenges the call on Kyrie… and loses. – 9:34 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
wonder how much of that challenge (that they’ll definitely lose) is nash just giving kyrie and kd a few extra minutes to catch their breath – 9:34 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Steve Nash is challenging the call on the floor. Not sure why he did that. It was clearly a foul. Nets now have no challenges and will lose a timeout. – 9:34 PM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
Only Derrick White has shot worse percentages than Kevin Durant so far in the Nets-Celtics series. – 9:33 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
So, one thing is clear: Ime Udoka knows this Nets team well. What a defense. – 9:33 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Tatum gets fouled and will get free throws. Nash is challenging the call. #Celtics #Nets9:33 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Look at Brooklyn’s second half shot chart. Almost nothing at the rim or at the arc. Celtics holding them to 28 percent shooting after halftime. Just a masterpiece by the Boston defense since halftime. pic.twitter.com/HOlJ9fKMKG9:33 PM

John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Payton Pritchard balling out like it’s the Thursday of Hoop Summit week. – 9:32 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Do the Brooklyn Nets need a Jimmy Butler type closer? Next on undisputed – 9:32 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
Keep in mind, the Nets are undefeated against the Celtics in the playoffs at Barclays Center. – 9:32 PM
Michael Lee
@MrMichaelLee
For all of the talk about the skill sets of KD & Kyrie, this Brooklyn experiment is proving that even the most talented hoopers need someone on the sideline who’s up for the task & can make the game the easier for them. They work too doggone hard to have so little to show for it. – 9:31 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
50 combined fouls in this game #Celtics #Nets9:31 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
So much talk about how Ben Simmons could come into the series and be a better version of Bruce Brown but how can you be better than the short roll GOAT – 9:31 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Looking and Durant and Irving’s numbers it’s surprising it was close for this long.
Terrible nights for both. – 9:30 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Kevin Durant has five fouls and is getting swarmed every time he touches the ball. – 9:30 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Five fouls on Al Horford. – 9:30 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
5 fouls on Durant… 5 on Horford – 9:30 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Unlike KD, Kyrie is getting pretty good looks for him here in the 4th and just missing them. – 9:30 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
KD just picked up his fifth foul with 4:03 left in regulation. He’s 4-for-15 from the field and hasn’t found a rhythm in two games. Just a nightmare start to the series for him so far. – 9:30 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics’ defense took a bit to wake up, but it’s here now. Nets have 4 points over the first 8 minutes of the 4th. – 9:29 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Five fouls on Kevin Durant. – 9:29 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Durant with his fifth foul – which is more than his field goal total. – 9:29 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Kevin Durant now has 5 fouls – 9:29 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
That’s five fouls for Kevin Durant. – 9:29 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
If the Celtics hold on to this one, they may put FastPP in the rafters. This will forever be Pritchard night. – 9:28 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Celtics stuck with Pritchard for a while there. He gave them some great minutes. That lineup with five shooters gave the Nets defense a lot of problems. – 9:28 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Think what this run from Boston is showing: it’s really, really hard to have 2-3 mismatch magnets on the floor defensively at once late in a playoff games, even if you have KD and Kyrie on the other end. – 9:28 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Big hand for Payton Pritchard as he heads to bench for Smart. – 9:28 PM
Matthew Tynan
@Matthew_Tynan
Durant can’t get a single inch of space to work with, and it looks like it’s wearing on him. No burst, everything is heavily contested… Celtics just absolutely suffocating him. – 9:27 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics bench had a rough Game 1 (Grant played some decent defense on Durant at times).
Grant and Pritchard have stepped up big time here in Game 2. Was really needed with Tatum and Brown going through it for the first three quarters. – 9:27 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Sustained effort has been a problem for the Nets all season long. That and a lack of creativity offensively spells doom – 9:27 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Payton Pritchard with the go-ahead basket for Boston whose lead has since increased and now stands at 99-94 with 5:23 to play. pic.twitter.com/snEht3bmNi9:26 PM

Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics can be aggressive defensively, they have zero team fouls with 5:23 left. – 9:26 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
That 11-0 Boston run… ✍️🏾 – 9:25 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics lead the Nets 99-94 with 5:28 left. In the two years I’ve covered Kevin Durant I can’t remember him having a stretch like this. He’s 4-for-15 from the field. – 9:25 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
START OF Q4: NETS 90, CELTICS 85
Nash called timeout at 9:47 mark up 93-87
Celtics have since gone on a 12-1 run and lead 99-94 with 5:23 to go. – 9:25 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
This is where it might hurt the Nets a little that Nash has lost confidence in some of his veteran guys who can make a shot. Could’ve maybe eased the pressure on the guys that are struggling. – 9:25 PM
Ben Rohrbach
@brohrbach
Payton Pritchard, crunch-time playoff guy, is quite the development – 9:25 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Nets superstar duo of Durant and K. Irving is a combined 8 of 26. Game 1 I thought was an anomaly for KD. Didn’t expect to see him struggle 2 games in a row. Credit Boston’s D. – 9:25 PM
Chris Vernon
@ChrisVernonShow
That Celtics crowd is on fire. That last Brown 3 sounded like roof gonna come off. – 9:24 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Not sure why Drummond was begging for a challenge there. He clearly hacked Horford across his arm. – 9:24 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics amazingly up 5 with the ball with 5:23 left. Udoka calls time to settle things down after a frazzled possession, – 9:24 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
As @Jay King said to me earlier, God bless the Celtics for being fine setting up this matchup, because this series is a lot more fun than a Bulls or Raps would’ve been lol – 9:24 PM
Dan Favale
@danfavale
jaylen brown in the fourth quarter vs. the nets pic.twitter.com/SqecgvAYhy9:24 PM

Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Jaylen Brown has had a great game defensively – and hits a 3 to up the Boston lead to 5 and the place is really loud without mentioning Kyrie. – 9:23 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
If you’re the best rebounder in the NBA like Drummond supposedly is, you need to win that rebounding battle one on one vs Grant Williams. Instead, it’s a Jaylen 3 off the oreb. – 9:23 PM
Vincent Ellis
@AlabamaScribe56
Nets just keep isoing KD and Kyrie. Keep dribbling into thickets of arms. – 9:23 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Jaylen Brown is on fire. – 9:23 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
KD and Kyrie are a combined 8-for-26 from the field.
There’s 5:30 left in regulation.
Nets on the verge of a complete meltdown. – 9:23 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Nets need help from the bench – 9:23 PM
Andrew Sharp
@andrewsharp
KD looking old and tired is forcing me to confront my own mortality. Not enjoying this. – 9:22 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown takeover. What a quarter for him. – 9:22 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Brooklyn’s offense lacks any kind of creativity. It’s effectively, here, KD and Kyrie, make a play. Boston isn’t the kind of team you can beat that way. – 9:22 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
when was the last time Kevin Durant didnt play the entire second half? Golden State? – 9:22 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
I have no idea if the Celtics can pull this out, but there have been a lot of plays labeled “backbreakers” that were not backbreakers, which is a reminder that NBA players are much tougher-minded than any of us lol – 9:22 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Boston had an 11-0 run to take first lead of game. – 9:22 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
What a time for Kyrie to get a bucket. Ball bounced 5 times before going in. – 9:22 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Could the Nets go after Pritchard once with Kyrie? – 9:22 PM
Chris Herring
@Herring_NBA
This Boston run is insane – 9:22 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Payton Pritchard has been excellent tonight for Boston. Especially compared to Game 1. – 9:21 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Monster minutes for Payton Pritchard – 9:21 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
There it is.. Boston’s first lead on the Pritchard jumper. 94-92 Boston and they get the stop on the other end – 9:21 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Payton Pritchard took Seth Curry to Portland Pro-Am gotdam – 9:21 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
First play back in the game and Jayson Tatum is the roll man for a change with Payton Pritchard running pick and roll, diming up Jaylen Brown on the kick out pass. A JB drive and Pritchard iso 3 later and the Celtics have their first lead of the night. – 9:21 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Pritchard gives Celtics their first lead of the night. 7-0 run. – 9:20 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Celtics lead, 95-92, off Payton Pritchard 3. – 9:20 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Won’t be at all surprised if he goes off the rest of the way, but you don’t ever see Kevin Durant this out of sorts. Celtics have done a great job on him. Making him work so hard for everything. – 9:20 PM
Stefan Bondy
@SBondyNYDN
Man what’s going on with Durant? – 9:20 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics tie it at 92 with 8:20 left. – 9:20 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
2 uncharacteristically poor games from Kevin Durant. – 9:20 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Catching up to 3Q – they blow a whistle on every play but miss Drummond shoving Theis into Smart on a DHO? – 9:20 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
And 8:24 left and the Celtics have tied it up again. – 9:20 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets guards have been all over the offensive glass tonight. They got 6 of the Nets 7 offensive rebounds. – 9:19 PM
Fred Katz
@FredKatz
Nets-Celtics is everything we could have hoped. – 9:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum, Horford and Durant all back in. – 9:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That last Seth Curry three was changed to a two.
Updated score is 92-87 Nets. – 9:18 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Replay center deems Seth Curry’s shot was a 2, not a 3. It’s 92-87 Nets – 9:16 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Seth Curry’s 3 changed to a 2.
92-87, Brooklyn now, 9:47 left. – 9:16 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Curry shot in opening minute of the quarter overturned from a 3 to 2 during the review in timeout. 92-87 Nets. – 9:16 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Seth Curry’s 3-pointer was changed to a two during that timeout. Celtics now down 92-87. – 9:16 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Replay center has waved off Seth Curry’s last 3 and ruled it as a 2. – 9:16 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Nets lose a point after Curry 3 turned into a 2. Celtics down just five now. – 9:16 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Wild that Dragic has as many buckets (7/11 FGs) as KD and Kyrie combined (7/21 FGs) – 9:15 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
It’s honestly hard to believe the Celtics only have 14 turnovers. – 9:15 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
Dragic wearing red shoes cause he’s “Heat Dragic” tonight. – 9:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have to score on this four-guard lineup. This is really bad. – 9:14 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Pritchard scores on Claxton. Timeout, Brooklyn. – 9:14 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
A little shocked no Horford or Tatum on the floor right now. – 9:14 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Nash going four guards out there with Claxton as Tatum hits the bench. Tatum didn’t sit in the second half in Game 1 and Brooklyn needs to get back to playing with pace and movement in the half court like they did in the first quarter. – 9:14 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is on the bench. These are huge minutes for Boston. – 9:13 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Fouls:
Nets – 23
Celtics – 21
Free Throws:
Nets – 21-28
Celtics – 21-27 – 9:12 PM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
Kyrie + KD: 7 of 21.
Nets up by 8. – 9:12 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry: 5/7 3PM – 9:12 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Durant is 4-for-12 with 5 turnovers but has done damage from the line (12-14). Kyrie is 3-for-9 for 8 points. Tatum is 3-for-13. Smart is 2-for-8 — 1-for-6 from 3. – 9:11 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Durant on the bench to begin 4Q. #Celtics #Nets9:11 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Making the most of the opportunity 👌 pic.twitter.com/R4iNUySiub9:11 PM

Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
3Q: Nets 90, Celtics 85
KD is just 4/12 with 5 turnovers — 12 of his 21 points at the line.
Kyrie is 3/9 with 8 points & 7 rebounds.
Those two need to get cooking… – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 90-85 after three
Grant – 17 points
Horford – 16 points
Theis – 15 points
Celtics – 48.3% FGs
Celtics – 8-23 3Ps
Celtics – 13 TOs
Durant – 21 points
Brown – 18/6/4
Dragic – 16 points
Curry – 14 points
Nets – 52.6% FGs
Nets – 9-17 3Ps
Nets – 12 TOs – 9:11 PM
Brad Botkin
@bradbotkincbs
this kind of game pokes a lot of holes in the “Kevin Durant is indefensible nothing bothers him he can shoot over everyone” theory. You won’t see him rattled like this often but Boston is ALL OVER HIM – 9:11 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics trail #Nets 90-85 after 3Q. GWilliams 17, Horford 16, Theis 15, Brown 12, Tatum 12; Durant 21, Brown 18, Dragic 16, Curry 14, Irving 8.
Tatum & Brown: 8-25 FG
Durant & Irving: 7-21 FG. – 9:10 PM
Nick DePaula
@NickDePaula
Jayson Tatum arrived in an Air Jordan 14 PE inspired by his classic Ford Mustang. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/mdNNjiRqJc9:10 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Kevin Durant through 3 quarters:
4 baskets
4 fouls
5 turnovers pic.twitter.com/uTYRF1cjYt9:09 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
1️⃣2️⃣ minutes remaining ⏳ pic.twitter.com/VVWrKuPoai9:09 PM

Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
It feels like the NBA Finals in Boston.
This is awesome. – 9:09 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets take a 90-85 lead over the Celtics into the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant is 4-of-12 from the field, but three other Nets have scored in double figures. That’s going to have to be the recipe for success until KD and/or Kyrie get hot. Kyrie has 8 points. Nets others stepped up – 9:09 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Celtics 90-85. Buckle the bleep up. – 9:09 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
End of 3rd QTR: Nets 90, Celtics 85
Kevin Durant (21 PTS), Bruce Brown (18 PTS), Goran Dragić (16 PTS) & the Nets have cooled down offensively. Boston has taken advantage, outscoring Brooklyn 30-25 in the third period. The Celtics also have 21 team assists to the Nets’ 14. – 9:08 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
It’s amazing how Tatum, the superior player, is getting stopped by Bruce Brown while Jaylen Brown goes right by Bruce every time. – 9:08 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
That could be a big swing. After a nearly perfect Boston defensive possession, Dragic heaves one, which somehow draws iron. Celtics fail to get the rebound, Patty Mills capitalizes with a 3. – 9:06 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Brown can’t settle for jumpers with Mills on him. – 9:06 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nic Claxton just airballed a free throw. – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Awful entry pass by Smart.
Celtics just giving the ball and points away. – 9:04 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Grant Williams has 17 points on 7 shooting possessions. – 9:04 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nic Claxton grabbed at his right shoulder after Marcus Smart fouled him on the chasedown block. – 9:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Daniel Theis. – 9:03 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Goran Dragic back in with 2:26 left in the third. – 9:02 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Marcus Smart. – 9:02 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
That was actually KD’s 4th foul. I thought I heard 5th foul announced over the PA. Still a big foul call but not quite the same impact – 8:59 PM
Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
Somebody needs to drive this Celts-Nets game home later tonight. What the hell are we watching? – 8:59 PM
Rob Peterson
@ShotDrJr
Rotations in this Celtics-Nets series are short: Durant, Tatum and Smart are 30-plus minutes through 2:40 in the 3rd; Kyrie at 28-plus minutes. – 8:59 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Grant Williams has 17 points…
…on four shots. pic.twitter.com/zsckoiFUFh8:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Foul trouble watch:
Boston
4 – Horford
3 – Tatum, Theis, White
Brooklyn
4 – Durant, Curry
3 – Claxton, Dragic, Drummond – 8:58 PM
Kyle Kuzma
@kylekuzma
Boston fans in the garden rn: pic.twitter.com/I39pm33wLz8:58 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
The 6 leading scorers in this game: Bruce Brown, Grant Williams, Kevin Durant, Goran Dragic, Al Horford, Daniel Theis. – 8:58 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
The Bruce Brown vs. Grant Williams showdown we all expected has yet to disappoint. – 8:58 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Celtics have come all the way back from a 17 point deficit. Kyrie has just six points. He is 3-for-9 from the field. KD just picked up his fourth foul. The Nets are in a bad place. It’s time for Kyrie to get rolling — or else Brooklyn is in big trouble. – 8:58 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics bigs in Game 2: 48 points on 17/21 FG – 8:58 PM
Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
Why hasn’t Goran Dragic played in the 3rd? – 8:58 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
The Garden is rockin’ and KD just picked up his fourth fould with 2:40 to go in the third. Let’s go!! – 8:57 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Kevin Durant. – 8:57 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Fourth foul on Durant. #Celtics #Nets8:57 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
It’s like Celtics offense remembered who the Nets defense was this quarter. Attacking the pressure points nicely right now. – 8:57 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics tie it with 3:09 left in the third. 79 up. – 8:57 PM
Dwight Jaynes
@dwightjaynes
My goodness Tatum and Brown. Loosen the collar a bit – 8:57 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
The way Boston has defended Durant reminds me a lot of the way Houston did in 2018 and 2019, except they’re bigger and have better personnel. – 8:57 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Nets are just coming apart in the third quarter. – 8:56 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
No timeout here from Steve Nash even though the Celtics have tied this game at 79. – 8:56 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Oh Tatum… – 8:56 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
This is about as bad as KD has looked since he came back. It’s starting to impact his effort too. Just got shoved out of the way on a FT rebound by Williams for a putback. – 8:55 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Andre Drummond is slow to get up and grabbed his left knee after being whistled for an offensive foul setting a screen. – 8:50 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
The refs calling that off the ball might be Nets’ best chance – 8:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets in the bonus with 6:54 to play in Q3.
Three fouls on Tatum, Horford, Theis and White for Boston. – 8:49 PM
Kyle Kuzma
@kylekuzma
This series going 7 no question…. Bos vs bk – 8:49 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Jaylen made the steal on Durant to get Tatum the dunk, which was great, but then he got overzealous on the Drummond drive and left Curry wide open in the corner. Then 2 quick fouls on Tatum and after all that it’s just 3 points off the halftime lead – 8:48 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Nets already shooting in the bonus with 6:54 left here in the third quarter. Tatum, Horford, Theis and Derrick White all have three fouls. – 8:48 PM
Jeff Zillgitt
@JeffZillgitt
So far, four of Kevin Durant’s five turnovers have led to nine Celtics points. – 8:47 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics have been just swarming Durant from all angles this quarter. That’s 3 turnovers in the first 5 mins of the third. – 8:47 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
KD just looks so out of synch. Boston’s physicality has been very effective against him in this series. – 8:46 PM
Zach Kram
@zachkram
Was the Horford-for-Kemba trade the most important transaction of the entire offseason, in terms of the 2022 title race? What an amazing turn of events.
Lowry to Miami is the only other move on that level for a true contender. – 8:46 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
A flurry of Durant turnovers – now five in the game – and another Celtics breakaway dunk and it’s a 2-point lead. – 8:46 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Al Horford continues to be a problem for the #Nets. He has 16 points in 21 minutes which includes a corner 3-ball in front of the Nets bench that cut Brooklyn’s lead to 72-68 with 8:09 to play in the third quarter. pic.twitter.com/HT7LLoF9Nz8:45 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
This is a 23-10 Boston run over the last 5:30.
Nets led by 17.
Brooklyn is shooting 58% from the floor, 54% from 3…Tatum and Brown are 6 of 18.
The Celtics are only down 4, 72-68. – 8:45 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Horford three off a Tatum feed has him responding to Nets bench and more important, 17-point lead is down for 4 for Nets. – 8:45 PM
Vivek Jacob
@vivekmjacob
tyrese bro miss one runner – 8:45 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Al Horford is playing like he taped Bruce Brown’s quotes to a mirror prior to the start of this series — Rocky IV style. – 8:44 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Al Horford up to 5-of-7 from 3-point range in this series so far. – 8:44 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Celtics are on an extended 23-10 run that has spanned intermission. The #Nets have seen a 17-point cushion sliced to 72-68 with 8:09 left in the third. – 8:44 PM
Sarah Kustok
@sarahkustok
We got you for Game 2 !
@Brooklyn Nets v @Boston Celtics on My9 & the @YESNetwork App pic.twitter.com/RJPZ1yh3wn8:44 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
Al Horford had three games of 20-plus points during the regular season. His season high was 21 points. Went for 20 during Game 1. Already has 16 with 8:09 left in the third quarter here. Usually has another gear for the playoffs – seems to be showing it off so far. – 8:43 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Al Horford corner 3 makes it a four-point game. Boston’s defense seems to get a hand on everything. – 8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Al Horford just hit a corner 3, looked at the Nets bench and made a heart with his hands and ran up the other side of the floor. Timeout, Nets. A 17-point second quarter lead is now just 4 in the third quarter. Horford looks like Kyle Korver. He is 3-of-5 from downtown tonight. – 8:43 PM
James Boyd
@RomeovilleKid
They locking KD up!!! – 8:43 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Durant hasnt looked this flustered since PJ Carlesimo was his head coach – 8:43 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
First time Celtics’ have gotten Nets lead down to 4 since first minute of game – 8:43 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
what a pass by tatum. his 6th assist. – 8:43 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Tatum drive and kick to Horford with a pretty no look pass and the lead is down to 4. (insert energy shift joke here) – 8:42 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Steve Nash has got to get KD the ball on the move and somewhere outside of 25 feet. Make it easier for him – 8:42 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Jaylen Brown steals it from Durant, races upcourt and draws a foul on Kyrie and converts the break. Three-point play and Nets’ lead is down to 5 and Kyrie sucks chants are in fashion again. – 8:39 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Kyrie thought he was gonna chasedown block Jaylen Brown. He did not. Instead he fouled him on a layup. Jaylen made it then flexed at the crowd. Kyrie sucks chants erupt. Nets 70, Celtics 65. – 8:39 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Nets lead is down to 6. – 8:39 PM
J. Kyle Mann
@jkylemann
al horford entered my basketball life as a tormentor with those florida teams in the mid 2000s, but i quickly got over it because i just love watching the dude play – 8:38 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Attention to detail is huge for us in the second half as we look to build some momentum against the Nets.
Catch the action on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/5BxJGJtxNp8:38 PM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
That looked like real bad luck there for the Celtics .. seemed like Jaylen was about to grab the ball but Smart’s dive actually knocked it out of his hands. – 8:38 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Celtics getting great looks every time down here in the 3rd, just missed a couple wide open corner 3s. – 8:38 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Andre Drummond’s size at the rim has been an underrated positive for the Nets tonight – 8:37 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry and Steve Nash are still complaining to officials about how Seth could have been called for a Flagrant 1 while some of these other calls are common fouls. – 8:36 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#NetsWorld ‘ Steve Nash doesn’t care about Kyrie Irving’s feud with #Celtics nypost.com/2022/04/20/net… via @nypostsports8:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Theis picked up his third foul because Smart and Brown let Bruce Brown get the clear run to the rim. – 8:36 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Awful miscommunication there by Smart and Brown in transition, with neither picking up Bruce Brown on a clear path to the hoop. – 8:35 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Boston did not have a lead in the first half, trailing by as many as 17.
Only one team had a wire-to-wire win against the Celtics this year…
…it was the Nets…in Boston, November 24th. – 8:31 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
When Dragic has the ball, I get a few Ginobili flashbacks. – 8:30 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
How many times did the Celtics turn it over in the first half? pic.twitter.com/luWqyDkDZX8:27 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Didn’t see anything in that first half to suggest that Boston has a chance to win Game 2. Maybe it gets closer, but Brooklyn taking it to them – 8:27 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Boston booed. Kyrie clapped back. The NBA smacked down. Cool! Nothing wrong with toxic relationships in the NBA yhoo.it/3uYj7jN8:25 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have tended to come out in the third quarter and clamp teams and get runs on offense.
That mini-run got Boston to half down by just 10, when Brooklyn could have been up by close to 20. That could loom large. – 8:25 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Thought the Nets defense really disrupted a lot of what Boston wanted to do, but the Celtics still finished with 48.6/33.3 shooting splits with a lot of free throw attempts. They allowed Brooklyn to shoot 60 percent. Need to do a much better job defending non-Durant/Kyrie Nets. – 8:23 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Quick thoughts from the first half:
-Nets shooting will level off some. Made a lot of contested mid-rangers.
-Nets did a MUCH better job on the glass than in G1
-Celtics need to settle down. 9 TOs is ridiculous.
-Boston can’t leave points off the board at the free throw line – 8:23 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 65-55 at the half
Grant – 13 points
Horford – 10 points
Theis – 9 points
Tatum – 7 points, 5 assists
Celtics – 47% FGs
Celtics – 6-19 3P
Celtics – 9 TOs
Dragic – 16 points
Durant – 15 points
Brown – 14 points
Curry – 8 points
Nets – 60% FGs
Nets – 6-12 3P
Nets – 8 TOs – 8:21 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Buckle up, more hoops coming after the break pic.twitter.com/aNIwhtLY9u8:20 PM

Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Nets lead 65-55 after a first half that saw them shoot 60 percent and actually outrebound Boston. A vintage-looking Goran Dragic led the way off the bench with 16 points. #Celtics were led by Grant Williams’ 13, with Jayson Tatum held to a quiet seven on 2-of-8 shooting. – 8:20 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Having a player like Goran Dragic coming off the bench is a huge luxury. The Nets are pretty lucky to have him there. Big contribution in the 2nd quarter of Game 2. The Dragon strikes back! #NetsWorld8:20 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Celtics 65-55. Goran Dragic remains a problem in Boston. He’s got 16 points on 70 percent shooting. Kevin Durant with 15, Bruce Brown with 14. Celtics still within striking distance, though. – 8:19 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
HALFTIME: Nets 65, Celtics 55
Nets led by as many as 17 before the Celtics’ run cut it down to 9.
KD: 15 PTS, 4/7 FG
BRUCE: 14 PTS, 5/8 FG
DRAGIC: 16 PTS, 7/10 FG
HORFORD: 10 PTS
TATUM: 7 PTS, 2/8 FG
GRANT: 13 PTS, 3/3 3PT
SETH: 8 PTS, 2/4 3PT
KYRIE: 6 PTS, 3/6 FG – 8:19 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
It’s a minor miracle that Boston is only down 10. Tatum heads into the half with 7 points. but the bigger issue is Dragic’s 16 on 7-10 shooting. They need to turn that water off in a hurry – 8:19 PM
James Boyd
@RomeovilleKid
Boston is playing the best defense I’ve ever seen against KD. – 8:18 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
HALF: Nets 65, Celtics 55
Goran Dragić (16 PTS), Kevin Durant (15 PTS), Bruce Brown (14 PTS) & the Nets are shooting well while also dominating the glass. They’re shooting it at 60% while outrebounding Boston 19-13. – 8:18 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Goran Dragic and Bruce Brown outscored Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown 30-14 in the first half, but Tatum and Brown woke up scoring wise a little bit late. Celtics down 10 at the break. – 8:18 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Nets shoot 60 percent in the first half, are up 65-55 heading into halftime. – 8:18 PM
Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
Half: Nets 65, Celtics 55.
How we feeling?? – 8:18 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
30 points combined for Bruce Brown and Goran Dragic. #Celtics #Nets8:18 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
they showed this on the TNT Overtime feed during the TV timeout following what appeared to be Marcus Smart hurting his left hand. he came out of the huddle back into the game, then made a free throw, a three-pointer, and a layup in traffic. pic.twitter.com/vzXskyrkYN8:18 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Dragic with a game-high 16 points. – 8:17 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boy did Boston need this mini-run in the worst way. – 8:17 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Goran Dragic is a man on fire. He has 16 points on 7/9 FG in the first half. – 8:17 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Way too much Theis for Boston in the first half. – 8:17 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Tatum’s second FG with 49 seconds left in first half. #Celtics8:17 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Tatum’s first FG with 1:13 left in first half. #Celtics8:16 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum gets his first bucket of the game with 1:10 left in first half. – 8:16 PM
Jeff Zillgitt
@JeffZillgitt
So, Goran Dragic (13 points) and Bruce Brown (14 points, four, rebounds, two assists, a block, a steal) going to do damage to the Celtics. Throw in some Seth Curry (eight points), too.
Let’s include Kevin Durant’s 15 points as Nets put up 60-plus in first half vs. Celtics. – 8:16 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Jayson Tatum with a nightmare half – 0-for-6, 2 turnovers – with 1:29 left in the half. – 8:16 PM
Chuck Cooperstein
@coopmavs
Nets mean business tonight – 8:16 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Tatum looks frustrated and disheveled, Udoka’s got to figure out how to get him going in the second half. #Celtics #Nets8:16 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
First a pull up three, then a layup in transition. Kevin Durant has 15 points on 4/7 FG and his back to back baskets opened up a 17-point Nets lead before that last Al Horford three. – 8:16 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Tatum only has 2 points with 1:29 to go in the first half – 8:15 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Heat lifer Goran Dragic putting on an absolute show – 8:14 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Goran Dragic is giving Nash some more huge minutes off the bench tonight. He plays like a guy who has been in some big games in the past. He isn’t afraid of the moment. – 8:14 PM
Dan Favale
@danfavale
goran dragic has officially scored over every celtics player ever in game 2 alone – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Getting destroyed by Goran Dragic is a thing. In 2022, no less! – 8:14 PM
Scott Cacciola
@ScottCacciola
Goran Dragic heat check – 8:14 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Appreciation tweet for @Goran Dragic8:14 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Goran Dragic can’t miss. – 8:14 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Goran Dragic has taken over – now 6-for-7 for 13 points, trailing only Bruce Brown in scoring for the Nets, which is a sentence I just typed that is true. – 8:13 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Dragic is just a gamer, man. He’s been great during the first two games of this series. – 8:13 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Worrying thing for Boston is that this isn’t KD/Kyrie going supernova; the Nets’ randoms are doing most of the damage. – 8:13 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
i know derrick white is in foul trouble but putting theis in the game and having him guard goran dragic doesn’t seem like a great idea – 8:13 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Another efficient game for Goran Dragic, who is 6/7 from the field for 13 points in 8 minutes. – 8:13 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Horford ends up with an and-1, but he could have dropped that pass to Brown in the lane vs kicking it all the out for the Smart three.
Celtics are just all kinds of off in this first half. – 8:13 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics finally get their first offensive rebound and kick it out to Horford, who misses the wide open 3. Then Tatum grabs another offensive rebound but loses it out of bounds. Goran Dragic scores easily on the other end. Pretty much the story of the game – 8:12 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics have let Goran Dragic get to his left hand on the spin move twice. Not the first thing they’re worried about, obviously, but probably a scouting report mistake to let him get back to that hand like that. – 8:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston can survive a bad game from Tatum OR Brown.
Boston can’t survive a bad game from Tatum AND Brown. – 8:10 PM
Chris Vernon
@ChrisVernonShow
I feel like Tatum has not even touched the ball in the 2nd qtr. – 8:09 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Lots of loss of focus moments by Boston.
-Tatum had Curry on a switch, ended up in a Smart pullup three.
-Brown loses Brown for an easy offensive rebound and a foul – 8:08 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
durant was attacking theis in the pick-and-roll. ime responds by subbing horford in. – 8:08 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics initial drive is getting shut down at the rim. They need to drive, kick, and then drive again and force the Nets to make decisions. One attack and stand there is not going to get it done – 8:07 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Nets with a 17-7 edge on the glass so far. C’s have zero offensive rebounds despite rough shooting start. – 8:07 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Tatum and Brown are a combined 1-for-9 with 5 points. #Celtics #Nets8:07 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Also, the Nets are destroying the Celtics on the boards tonight. – 8:07 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Andre Drummond, my word – 8:07 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Not too shabby on offense either 😏 pic.twitter.com/wwYdBdTijR8:06 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Guessing we’ll see Claxton back in the game now with Drummond largely struggling defensively in this quarter after a nice first stint. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
6-0 run by Smart draws a timeout from Nash.
Celtics started going back at Drummond again. – 8:03 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
After the thumb injury, Marcus Smart scores 6 straight points. Very typical Marcus Smart. #Celtics #Nets8:02 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Timeout, Nets: Marcus Smart hit a corner three, then evaded Andre Drummond’s chasedown block attempt for a fastbreak layup. It’s a 45-37 game at the 6:34 mark of the 2nd quarter. – 8:02 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Probably not great for the Celtics that they keep losing non-Durant minutes. – 8:01 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Smart is back on the floor. #Celtics #Nets8:00 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Things you love to see ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/cbteGzVKdo7:59 PM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Marcus Smart did something to his left thumb diving on the court on a turnover. He’s grimacing on bench as trainers work on it. – 7:59 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Incredible shooting so far for Brooklyn. They’re also playing much better defensively, protecting the rim to the tune of 5 blocked shots already. pic.twitter.com/MDGLyhsltf7:59 PM

Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Nets have done a nice job of not letting the emotion in the building overwhelm them — they’ve played with a nice pace throughout the first half. They haven’t forced a lot of shots and the defense has been on point.
The Boston crowd has gotten quiet in the process. – 7:58 PM
John Schuhmann
@johnschuhmann
This Boston defense is tenacious. That Brooklyn has scored 45 points on 33 possessions (1.36 per) is pretty amazing. – 7:58 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Timeout, Celtics: The Nets lead, 45-31, behind 14 from Bruce Brown, 6 each from Kyrie and Seth, and 10 from Kevin Durant. The Nets have done a better job taking care of the ball (5 TOs), have 8 assists on 15 FGM and have held Boston to 10/24 FG & 3/10 3PM. – 7:58 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Marcus Smart waved off a sub but he did something to his left hand. Being checked out by trainers during the timeout and appears to be in a lot of pain. – 7:57 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Smart is getting his left hand looked at on the bench. #Celtics down 14. – 7:57 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Biggest lead for the night at 14 for the Nets. – 7:56 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Marcus Smart calling for a sub after that play. Something is going on with his left hand it seems – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Other than the playmaking, this is one of the worst starts I can remember form Jayson Tatum. Bad offense and really sloppy defense. – 7:56 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Bruce Brown’s playoff career high is 16 points. He already has 14 here tonight. – 7:55 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Brooklyn is playing with a level of force on defense that isn’t present most nights – 7:54 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Nets now 4-6 from deep. Shooting 61.9% on FGs. – 7:53 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry hits a corner 3 to give the Nets a 40-29 lead. – 7:53 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Spinning layup got every Net on the bench out their seat. And KD is checking back in. – 7:52 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Grant Williams and Bruce Brown couldn’t shoot at all when they got to the NBA. Raining fire right now. – 7:52 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Grant Williams: 11 points
Tatum, Brown, Horford and Smart combined: 9 points – 7:52 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Really weird start for Tatum. Can’t make a shot and some sloppy ballhandling. Celtics need him to get going. – 7:51 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Well now that Grant Williams and Bruce Brown have canceled each other out, maybe we can have a normal basketball game without a whistle every 10 seconds? – 7:51 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Tatum 0-of-5 and now adds a bad turnover in transition. – 7:51 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
We all came to see the Grant Williams-Bruce Brown duel. – 7:50 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
boston’s best offensive possessions in the first quarter were the result of a small setting a ball screen for tatum. wide open threes every time. – 7:49 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Love the adjustment of putting Bruce Brown on Tatum. Like him better as a matchup there because Jaylen was cooking him with speed and power. Tatum is more susceptible to guys getting into his body which Bruce is good at. – 7:49 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
That said, Brown has a team-high dozen points a block and a steal. He’s been stellar. #Nets7:49 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
It’s fitting that a quarter the Celtics almost got blown out in by Bruce Brown was (somewhat) salvaged by Grant Williams. Just like everyone predicted. – 7:49 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
22 combined points between these two in the first 👏 pic.twitter.com/gLHzeSTAbM7:49 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Grant Williams probably going to be starting the second half at this rate. – 7:49 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Back to back Grant Williams 3s – the latter helped by a slow Bruce Brown rotation – and the #Nets lead is down to 33-24 after one. The #Celtics have essentially played Brooklyn even after going down 9-0 to start. – 7:48 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 33-24 after one
Grant – 8 points
Horford – 4 points
Theis – 4 points
Celtics – 38.9% FGs
Celtics – 2-7 threes
Celtics – 4 turnovers
Brown – 12 points
Durant – 10/3/3
Nets – 58.8% FGs
Nets – 3-4 threes
Nets – 5 turnovers – 7:48 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
there’s a non-zero chance grant williams starts over theis in game 3 – 7:48 PM
Tony East
@TEastNBA
Killer stretch from Grant Williams there. Hate to be captain obvious, but his value is enormous when he’s canning threes – 7:48 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets lead the Celtics 33-24. Bruce Brown with 12, Kevin Durant right behind him at 10. A lot of fouls like last game, but Nets in a better flow early on than they were in Game 1. – 7:47 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Brooklyn is up 33-24 after 1Q, but the #Celtics closed the quarter playing better with Grant Willams (8 points) getting it done at both ends of the floor. – 7:47 PM
James Plowright
@British_Buzz
I remember Grant Williams in the draft being one of those guys who if he figured out how to shoot would be a lottery level guy. In college he was used as a post player, but his high BBIQ helped him adapt and he worked hard, nice piece for BOS – 7:47 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics were 5-16 this year when trailing by 14+.
(4-4 though after the first of the year) – 7:47 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Grant Williams finally hits a couple of 3-pointers and they came at the perfect time. C’s trail by 9 and are shooting 39% from the field. Grant is the only Celtics to hit a 3 in the first quarter – 7:47 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics lucky to be down by just 9 after first given how bad their offense looked. – 7:47 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets lead, 33-24, at the end of the first quarter. Celtics are sending two at Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the drive, but KD has 10 with 6 at the foul line and Bruce Brown has 12 early points. Going to be a long game. Celtics are going away any time soon. – 7:47 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics trail #Nets 33-24 after 1Q. Bruce Brown was the key, 12 pts in nine min. Durant 10. GWilliams 8, Horford 4, Theis 3, Brown 3, Tatum 2. – 7:47 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
The difference after one quarter is a 9-0 Bruce Brown run. Basketball is weird sometimes. – 7:46 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics were crumbling and then Grant Williams hits a pair of 3s and gets a pair of stops in the final minutes to at least keep this a 9-point game. But as the Nets have countered by attacking early in the half court and playing with speed, the Celtics are looking awful. – 7:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Mid-range 𝓂𝒶𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓇𝑜 pic.twitter.com/bENmMSGDHH7:46 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Bruce Brown too slow rotating out to Williams at the top, he and KD didn’t get the communication right and he hits another 3. – 7:46 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
End of 1st QTR: Nets 33, Celtics 24
Bruce Brown (12 PTS), Kevin Durant (10 PTS) & the Nets are struggling to take care of the ball. They have 5 turnovers. Their perimeter defense though has been stellar, Brooklyn is holding Boston to 29% from downtown. – 7:46 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Can’t say I predicted a Bruce Brown vs. Grant Williams showdown, but here we are – the leading scorers for each team with Nets up 33-24 after one quarter. – 7:46 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Two huge shots by Grant Williams to keep this within single digits. Then swats Bruce Brown to end the first quarter. Maybe he is Batman after all. – 7:46 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
3rd personal on Derrick White, so he’ll have to sit for a while. 8 fouls on each team in the 1st quarter – 7:45 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
The No. 21 defense in the NBA has the Celtics absolutely in jail right now. – 7:45 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
So far playoff Dragic >>>>> regular season Dragic as a Net. – 7:45 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
It’s the end of a 12 minute stint, but that’s not fast enough from KD, just kinda saunters over to close out to the corner and Grant Williams hits the 3 after the double on Tatum. – 7:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Derrick White.
Ime Udoka may have to go deeper into his bench than he planned tonight. – 7:45 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Three fouls on Derrick White already here in the first quarter. Did I mention Tatum is 0-for-5 from the floor? – 7:45 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
That’s three first-quarter fouls on Derrick White. Sixteen combined for both teams in this quarter. – 7:44 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Third foul on Derrick White. #Celtics #Nets7:44 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
3 quick fouls on Derrick White – 7:44 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
🐉🐉🐉 – 7:44 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Celtics just all out of sorts offensively. Nets have ratcheted their physicality all the way up. Heck of an effort from them so far. – 7:43 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
The Nets have taken a 32-18 lead over the Celtics here in the first quarter. It’s a game of runs, as we’ve seen all season, but this is an encouraging start to the game for sure. TD Garden is pretty quiet. – 7:43 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Kevin Durant grimaced after Grant Williams hit him in the midsection, and is now arguing with a referee because the foul was called on him. – 7:42 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Bruce Brown picking up the workload while Kyrie finishes his fasting period ⚓️⚓️⚓️ – 7:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Outstanding first quarter on both ends for Bruce Brown. – 7:41 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving headed into the locker room. I’m presuming its to hydrate (and maybe get a bite) since he’s fasting for Ramadan and it’s now sunset here in Boston. #Nets #Celtics7:38 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Said with @Danny Leroux after Game 1 that C’s should try to steal some Pritchard mins when Kyrie is off the floor, he’s in as soon as Kyrie is out. – 7:38 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Assume Kyrie is headed back to locker room to eat/drink and break his Ramadan fast – 7:37 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Timeout, Brooklyn: The Nets hold an 11-point lead over the Celtics here at the 3:09 mark of the 1st quarter. Bruce Brown has 12 points and hasn’t missed a shot. Kevin Durant has 8 points and is 6/6 from the foul line. Nets have 5 AST on 7 FGM and have held Boston to 5/12 FG – 7:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie Irving went to the Nets locker room after being subbed out. Unclear why. – 7:36 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Man Kessler Edwards has been awful so far. Two fouls, a turnover, and failure to help on the screen by Williams to give up a backcut to White and a foul. – 7:36 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
3-point shooting in the playoffs:
Trae Young: 2-for-17
Bruce Brown: 3-for-3 – 7:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum back on for Brown. Udoka also went to Pritchard with Irving going to bench.
Both coaches trying to steal some minutes for guys right now. – 7:36 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Coach K, Wanda Durant, Joe Tsai all on the sidelines for #Nets#Celtics. #NBA7:35 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston missed five free throws in Game 1. Already three missed free throws here in Game 2. – 7:34 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
We look to continue to bring out physicality from the start for Game 2.
📺: @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/SEduvy77F67:34 PM

Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Patty Mills fouling Derrick White looks just weird to me. – 7:33 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris
@haralabob
These shots Kyrie takes are such an affront to his talent. – 7:33 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
The feed ✅
The flush ✅ pic.twitter.com/LDx9EicQhh7:33 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are trying to throw knockout punches. The Nets are just playing. – 7:31 PM
Stefan Bondy
@SBondyNYDN
If the Nets win Kyrie should recreate Wade Boggs and ride around Boston on a horse. pic.twitter.com/mQdIKCQge67:31 PM

Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Cannot imagine how angry Elton Brand and Brett Brown get watching Al Horford play and move like this – 7:30 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
At the 4:54 mark of the first, Theis and Horford are the only Celtics with made field goals. – 7:30 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nic Claxton is checking in for Andre Drummond – 7:30 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Bruce Brown’s 12 points matches his highest-scoring quarter of this season, per Nets PR. – 7:30 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry has hit his first 3 of the game. – 7:29 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Jayson Tatum is shaking his head and talking to the refs after every play so far. He needs to let some of these no-calls go – 7:29 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Kessler Edwards getting first-quarter minutes. – 7:29 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Daniel Theis. Second game in a row he’s had early foul trouble.
Grant Williams in for him. Derrick White on Jayson Tatum. Regular sub pattern for Ime Udoka with Tatum. Tatum will come back on for Brown towards the end of Q1. – 7:28 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Second foul on Theis in the first 5:59. #Celtics #Nets7:27 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The ref just moved right into Tatum’s side-step. What in the world was that? – 7:27 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Bruce Brown is now 3-of-3 from downtown in the 2022 NBA playoffs. – 7:27 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Bruce Brown out here eatin’. – 7:27 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics offense a bit too amped up early. – 7:26 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Not sure posting up Brown on Curry is the way, but getting him on the move against Curry can work. Straight post-ups are too easy to double for Brooklyn. Cuts can work though. – 7:26 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Celtics double Kyrie and he turns it over and all of Boston rejoices. – 7:26 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Flagrant 1 foul. @John Hollinger , Bubble wrap time. #Celtics #Nets7:24 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Flagrant 1 on Curry. 2 shots and the ball for Boston – 7:24 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Flagrant 1 on Seth Curry. Incredible – 7:24 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Also, Kyrie said, “Not all Boston fans.” It sounds like almost all Boston fans chanting, “Fxxx Kyrie” during this break in the action. – 7:24 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
The anti-Kyrie curses are a lot louder tonight. – 7:24 PM
Michael C. Wright
@mikecwright
Damn, a “F— Kyrie” chant just broke out in here. – 7:24 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown for a few words for Seth Curry after that hard foul. Tatum and Brown have been accused over the years of being too nice on the floor. That wasn’t one of those examples. #Celtics #Nets7:23 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Daniel Theis is having a *rough* series so far. – 7:23 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have active hands going again. on defense. Deflections and turnovers happening early. – 7:23 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Foul on Seth Curry, fouling Jayson Tatum. The play is under review to see if it was a flagrant foul. – 7:23 PM
Anthony Puccio
@APOOCH
Nets with a hard foul.
I repeat: NETS WITH A HARD FOUL – 7:23 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics finally getting to run off some turnovers. Seth Curry’s foul on Jayson Tatum is being reviewed for a flagrant foul. They might say he swung unnecessarily, which sent Tatum to the floor – 7:23 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Seth Curry foul on Tatum being reviewed for a flagrant. #Nets #Celtics7:23 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Curry’s hard foul on Tatum being reviewed for a flagrant – 7:23 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Good hard foul there by Seth Curry on Jayson Tatum to prevent the easy bucket. Timeout, Nets. Officials are going to review the foul now for a flagrant. It shouldn’t be one. – 7:22 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
And they’re going to review this foul by Curry on Tatum. #Celtics #Nets7:22 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Seth Curry with a hard foul on Tatum on fast break and they will be reviewing it for a flagrant. – 7:22 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry hesitated on a wide-open corner 3, turns the ball over and it leads to Al Horford scoring in transition plus the foul. Curry has to let that thing fly. The playmaking is only an added bonus because he shoots 70% on wide open 3s. – 7:21 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Can’t play drop coverage against KD. – 7:21 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
And the first points of the game for Boston come from…Daniel Theis! And moments later…yup, a foul was called on Daniel Theis. #warontheiscontinues7:20 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Kevin Durant hits a pull up jumper over 2 Celtics defenders for his first basket of the night. Good sign. – 7:20 PM
Chris Miller
@cmillsnbcs
Bruce Brown 9 Celtics 0 to start the game. – 7:19 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
It has been the Bruce Brown show thus far, scoring the only points of the game thus far as the Nets jump out to a 9-0 lead over the Celtics. – 7:19 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
The Celtics are on pace to have a 0.0 offensive rating. I am a stats guy. – 7:18 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Bruce Brown has scored the Nets first nine points for an early 9-0 lead over his hometown team. Wrote a few weeks ago on his rise from out of the rotation to staple this season: theathletic.com/3203985/2022/0…7:18 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Bruce Brown has nearly doubled his Game 1 point total in two minutes and 33 seconds. – 7:18 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Oh, he came to PLAY tonight 😤 pic.twitter.com/ItbzygcyVW7:17 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Will be very cool and fun if Ben Simmons picks up any of Bruce Brown’s ability to make himself a weapon by attacking open space – 7:17 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
If I was Boston right now I’d score a basket. – 7:17 PM
Jeff Zillgitt
@JeffZillgitt
Bruce Brown all nine points for Brooklyn; zero points for Celtics, two minutes, 33 seconds into the first quarter. Brown with a steal and offensive rebounds, too. – 7:16 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Thank you @PutnamToday for the Game 2 shirts #CelticPride pic.twitter.com/FXX4M43YbW7:16 PM

Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Loud “Kyrie sucks” chants to start the game — and the Nets have responded very well to all the intensity. They’re up 9-0 — played well defensively — and Boston native Bruce Brown has scored all nine. Couldn’t have asked for a better start. – 7:16 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Nets run out to a 9-0 lead, with Bruce Brown scoring all nine. – 7:16 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
About as bad of a start for the Celtics as possible. Really low energy and sloppy so far. – 7:16 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Dorchester’s revenge. Bruce Brown opens on a one-man 9-0 run as the Celtics turn it over twice in their first four possessions. – 7:16 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Nets wing Bruce Brown has personally outscored his boyhood favorite team 9-0. #Celtics call a quick timeout. – 7:16 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
First 9⃣ points courtesy of Bruuuuuce – 7:16 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Bruce Brown has all 9 of the Nets points to start the first quarter. The Nets lead the Celtics, 9-0.
Some lucky person who played this player prop just made bank. – 7:16 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Bruce Brown 9
Boston Celtics 0 – 7:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Bruce Brown – 9
Celtics – 0 – 7:15 PM
Ajayi Browne
@ajayibrowne
BRUCE BROWN IS ON A PERSONAL 9-0 RUN! NETS LEAD 9-0! – 7:15 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Timeout Boston – Nets jump out to a 9-0 lead. Boston 0-for-2 with 2 turnovers. – 7:15 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
9-0 Nets run to open the game as Brooklyn is moving with more pace than they showed in Game 1 and Boston keeps trying to force it to Jaylen in the post. – 7:15 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Bruce Brown is everywhere right now. He has all 9 points in an opening 9-0 run for Brooklyn – 7:15 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Bruce Brown with the first nine points of the game. Timeout #Celtics. – 7:15 PM
Scott Cacciola
@ScottCacciola
Bruce Brown 9, Celtics 0 – 7:15 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Bruce Brown 9, Celtics 0. – 7:15 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
7-0 Bruce Brown run to start the game. – 7:15 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris
@haralabob
Boston can also do a better job targeting poor defenders – seems like they’ve made an emphasis on that early going tonight. – 7:15 PM
Sean Highkin
@highkin
Just save the energy and give us live updates when the fans *don’t* boo Kyrie on a possession. – 7:13 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris
@haralabob
Key will be watching how many minutes Drummond gets, how much they emphasize extreme spacing and if they attempt a more efficient shot diet. – 7:13 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Kyrie Sucks! chants break out immediately after tip-off. – 7:12 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Loud “Kyrie sucks” chant from the Celtics crowd on the first possession. – 7:12 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Naturally, there’s a ginormous Kyrie Sucks chant on the first possession of the game. – 7:12 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
And we open with a “Kyrie sucks” chant. Beer sales brisk here. – 7:11 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Loud “Kyrie sucks” chants on the Nets’ opening possession. – 7:11 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
They just played Grant Williams post-game on-court interview from Sunday and he has a future in pro wrestling. Got this place fired up — as if it wasn’t already. – 7:11 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris
@haralabob
Brooklyn has quite a few decent adjustments they can make to win this series imho.
The hard part in betting isn’t trying to figure out what adjustments a team can make, its trying to predict what adjustments they *will* make. – 7:10 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
The kyrie Irving intro went as expected! pic.twitter.com/Vt2hIlyJFN7:09 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Garden already packed for a 7 p.m. start which is usually tough to pull off with Boston traffic. April vacation week helping on that front. – 7:08 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Yeah, it hasn’t gotten better for Kyrie. pic.twitter.com/KBDnr1Fkhu7:08 PM

Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
More boos for Kyrie Irving during pregame introductions as expected. – 7:07 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Welcoming the 2022 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR to @tdgarden ☘️☘️☘️☘️ pic.twitter.com/I74y2CsUAg7:06 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
You ready?
Game 2️⃣ starts NOW pic.twitter.com/u31Gba6dTB7:06 PM

Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
How fitting for a Celtics fan to scream “Fuck Kyrie!” during a quiet moment in the national anthem. – 7:06 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart receives his Defensive Player of the Year award before Celtics vs Nets game 2 pic.twitter.com/7y2lyz0JIf7:05 PM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Marcus Smart gets his DPOY award in front of the home crowd pic.twitter.com/lgAxicFBYN7:04 PM

Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Special guest in the building 🐐 pic.twitter.com/F0z6GFMKvo7:04 PM

Stefan Bondy
@SBondyNYDN
There have been striking similarities in statements issued to season ticket holders from Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Leon Rose.
Here are five important questions the Knicks can answer so that the next letter includes the “playoffs.”
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:04 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Marcus Smart receives his DPOY trophy at mid-court from Gary Payton and Celtics ownership. – 7:03 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart getting a big ovation as he’s presented Defensive Player of the Year award at midcourt at Garden. – 7:03 PM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Presentation here to Marcus Smart for winning Defensive Player of the Year. – 7:03 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
This place is LOUD as Marcus Smart receives the DPOY award before the game. – 7:03 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Nets at Celtics– TD Garden – April 20, 2022 – Game 2 Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Theis
Brooklyn – Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, Andre Drummond
OUT: Boston: Rob Williams Brooklyn: Ben Simmons, Joe Harris pic.twitter.com/GIIUN78RmP7:02 PM

Stefan Bondy
@SBondyNYDN
Pregame reading on Kyrie Irving and Boston nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:01 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Defend with pride ✊🏾
#CelticPride pic.twitter.com/jXkJO1P7gK7:00 PM

Jordan Schultz
@Schultz_Report
PSA for #Celtics’ fans: Stop hating on #Kyrie and enjoy the ride! ☘️
Fact or Cap? 🤷🏻‍♂️
🎥: @TheGameDayNBA
pic.twitter.com/tgpR17wWgn7:00 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from the basement. Once again, I’m out for Game 2 of Nets-Celtics. I will return for Game 3 on Saturday. Ben Simmons ain’t coming back before yours truly. Follow @Jared Weiss tonight for updates. I’m curious if we see more Goran Dragic among other things. – 6:52 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Crowd doing its normal thing re: Kyrie Irving in the layup line, but each time a player like Marcus Smart comes out of the locker room, it shifts to wild cheers, and then slides back into the drone of boos. – 6:49 PM
Nick DePaula
@NickDePaula
Marcus Smart arrived in a custom “DPOY” boxing robe tonight from @PumaHoops 👀 pic.twitter.com/hYJhmsxZBN6:46 PM