Still Beaten by Celtics, Nets About to ‘Sweep’

While waiting for Ben Simmons to return, which could happen during Game 4, Brooklyn and Boston challenged each other for the first time in this Game 3, where the challenge was very clear for the New York franchise: to win, not get to defeat the “Sweep”.

The problem: Even at home, the nets still fell apart for the Celtics after the break (109-103). It must be said that Jason Tatum (39 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals!) and Jaylene Brown (23 points) held their position in this encounter, especially in the hot moments.

Unlike Kevin Durant (16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, but with 5 ball losses and only 11 attempted shots…) or Kyrie Irving (16 points, 9 assists and 3 steals, but 6/17 in shots and 0/ 7 to 3 points…), which still has holes in this chain.

Upon arrival, this gives the final score 3-0 (!) in favor of the Massachusetts players, boosted by the return of Robert Williams, who will therefore have the possibility of folding this first round on Monday night!

What to remember

Jason Tatum continues to dominate Kevin Durant. Aside from LeBron James, or even Kawhi Leonard, rarely has a player controlled their KWD in this way. However. At only 24 years old, the highly experienced Tatum is already passing before our eyes, controlling the Durant duel with his head and shoulders. Offense or Defense: A Celtics player walks up to him with great difficulty and is simply unrecognizable. In the midst of a crisis of confidence and embarrassment for his defenders, the best player of 2014 lost an ample supply of balls, in addition to not getting his shots as usual. And Tatum has a lot to do with him…

Boston is in complete control. In the five or off the bench, the Celtics are leading their game collectively. With Iron Defense and Effective Attack, transcendent with utmost confidence, they can afford to relax without paying cash behind it. You only need to look at the second half to realize it, it’s them who, after a mixed first stint, stepped on the accelerator to calmly drift off the net, thanks to Super Jason Tatum (27 points!). Then, sure of their strength, Ime Udoka’s men managed their final game, on both sides of the field, to convert 3-0 in the series.

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Jaylyn Brown. In support of Jason Tatum, another Celtics All-Star player made his match. Just on every side of the ground, he forced nothing (9/16 in shots), found his firing positions, made mistakes and defended well. But we will especially remember his last big quarter, which saw him score 9 points, when the Nets were threatening, in the wake of Blake Griffin. Except that Brown was watching the grain, and at point 3, in the breakout or midway, he fended off New York’s attacks. Before letting Tatum finish off Brooklyn in the last five minutes. A perfect lieutenant, then.

Bruce Brown. The other Brown also starred in the series today. And that, in the role of the first option that he is not accustomed to and which he should not particularly occupy. Because, while Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been missing each other in two games, this is the exact opposite of the Swiss Army Knife of Steve Nash, author of his points record in the playoffs (26), when he was already defeated. In the last round (23). Between shooting, aggressive and opportunistic, the 25-year-old has been a hit since the end of the All-Star weekend and there’s no doubt he must build on his good performances to secure a fantastic contract this summer…

Blake Griffin. It’s impossible not to stress about getting into play, as amazing as it is excellent, from inside the net. Called up by Steve Nash at the end of the third quarter, when he hadn’t played for three weeks, Blake Griffin had the advantage of acting like a great pro, with an immediate contribution. Combatively, despite his aching shoulder and rapidly undermining heart, the former All-Star star did not hesitate to sacrifice himself for his team in defense. BETTER: He let Brooklyn regain hope in the final chapter, with two award-winning baskets! Is it enough to re-enter the New York tournament during the fourth game?

Keri Irving. Like Kevin Durant, whose case was previously mentioned, the All-Star guard has been an unrecognizable two-game winning streak. Because, even if Andre Drummond or Goran Dragic don’t guarantee either tonight, expectations around them aren’t as high as they are about Irving. Because “Uncle Drew” is stuck in the tongs in Celtics’ defense, he doesn’t weigh as much as in Game 1, and when he can shoot, he’s clumsy. His confidence vanished and soon his nickname hoped to vanish in turn, as the “Sweep” was getting dangerously close. Can he go back to avoid it?

the following

4 . game On a Monday through Tuesday night (1:00 a.m.), still in Brooklyn.

Clear / 103 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
K. Durant 46 6/11 2/3 2/2 1 7 8 8 3 1 5 0 -2 16 23
B Brown 40 10/19 2/7 4/6 3 5 8 3 5 2 5 1 +1 26 24
Alf Drummond 16 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 -9 2 3
K Irving 43 6/17 0/7 4/4 1 2 3 9 5 3 2 1 -3 16 19
jog 34 4/8 2/4 0/0 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 0 -3 10 9
B. Griffin 8 2/4 2/3 2/2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 -4 8 7
The Claxton 21 6/9 0/0 1/2 3 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 -2 13 17
G. Dragic 9 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 -12 0 -1
B Mills 23 4/5 4/5 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +4 12 13
sum 39/77 12/29 13/16 12 21 33 25 22 7 18 5 103
Celtics / 109 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
J. Tatum 45 13/29 4/13 9/10 2 3 5 6 4 6 6 0 +4 39 33
A Horford 28 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 2 3 3 3 0 1 2 +3 3 9
Dr.. This 17 4/6 1/2 0/0 3 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 +5 9 15th
Mr. Smart 38 6/15 2/10 0/0 2 1 3 6 4 2 2 0 -5 14 14
J Brown 38 9/16 1/4 4/4 1 3 4 5 1 2 3 0 +3 23 24
J. Williams 32 3/7 1/3 0/0 3 2 5 1 3 1 1 0 +2 7 9
R Williams III 16 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 +5 2 6
white d 14 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 6 6 1 1 1 1 0 +5 2 7
P. Pritchard 12 4/5 2/3 0/0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 +8 10 11
sum 42/84 12/39 13/14 13 21 34 26 19 13 14 3 109

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