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92-103: Celtics start road trip with win in Brooklyn

Sports Writing (USA), December 4.- The Boston Celtics began their ten-day tour at TD Garden this Sunday, returning to winning ways against the Brooklyn Nets 92-103 in a game that only saw them lose Had to do Third Fourth.

Jaylen Brown had a stellar game with 34 points and 10 rebounds while Jayson Tatum also had 29 points and 11 rebounds in Boston.

In the Nets, Kevin Durant’s 31 points and 7 rebounds were pointless for the win.

On his part, Dominican Al Horford contributed 3 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 33 minutes for the Celtics.

Joe Mazzulla’s men arrive in New York after a loss this Friday to the Miami Heat and with the significant absence of Marcus Smart, added to the already famous absences of Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams.

Ben Simmons was out of the Nets for the third game in a row and checked off the bench how that stopped Brooklyn’s good showing at Barclays Center, where they have six straight wins.

It was also a face-off of the two best pairings in the league: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving versus Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

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The first quarter started with an 11–2 run for Brooklyn.

Durant and Irving showed good intentions in their offensive contributions.

The Boston disconnect fixed itself without the need to go through any downtime.

Majulla trusted his team and went 0-14 to start the scoring party with a defensive performance by the Celtics that forced Jack Vaughan’s men to come together.

The total went more than three minutes without a score for the Nets, with the Celtics setting their own pace, led by an inspired Brown, who closed the first quarter with 20 points and 5 of 5 on three-pointers.

The partial ended with Boston’s favorable 27–35.

The Nets’ defensive strategy was to try to stop Tatum.

But Brown’s singling forced them to adjust, and then Tatum stormed back with 11 points just before halftime.

Despite this, the gap on the scoreboard with the Celtics was never wide enough that Brooklyn lost options.

A Joe Harris three-pointer tied the score at 48 with four minutes to go, but as before, Boston responded with an 0–6 run.

The Green team closed out the second quarter the better, going up 2–14, which left the score at 50–62 in favor of the visitors.

Boston not only maintained its scoring pace but also recovered its best defensive version.

Only Kevin Durant, with 13 points, was a threat.

The Nets applied themselves on defense around the locker room and managed to modify one of Boston’s strong points: the game’s high tempo.

The Celtics were uneasy at first in the game, attacking at a slow pace and with few possessions.

As a result, his scoring dropped to 13 points in the third quarter, his fewest in a quarter so far this season.

His shooting percentage dropped when he saw the nets, focusing his attacks on Durant, improved markedly.

The forward added 12 points in the third quarter while neither Tatum nor Brown gained confidence.

Despite this collision, the Celtics never lost the initiative and closed at 69–75 with twelve minutes remaining.

The Celtics moved from defense to more offensive, using their hands and recovering balls which they converted into quick transitions.

Brooklyn’s decline in turnovers and free throws kept them from winning.

As such, Tatum put the sentence in place with a triple with 1:43 to go that made the score 85–101.

After the timeout, neither Irving nor Durant returned to the track, and the Nets lowered their arms.

The game was the first of a six-game trip away from the TD Garden for Boston, which will visit Toronto on Monday and then travel west to face the Suns, Warriors, Clippers and Lakers.

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