NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Former Duke standout rookie Jayson Tatum’s driving dunk and 3-pointer on back-to-back plays to lift the Boston Celtics to a 87-85 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Tatum finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks and 3 steals.
The victory gave Boston its sixth straight victory.
“He is not scared of the moment,” coach Brad Stevens said about the No. 3 pick. “Never has been.”
Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
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It was an ugly game of behalf of both teams who shot under 40 percent. The Celtics will travel to London to take on the Ben& J show (Philadelphia 76ers) on Thursday in London.
Spencer Dinwiddie had 20 points for the Nets. Jahlil Okafor had 12 points in 13 minutes, going 5 for 12 from the field. Joe Harris had 10 points and 12 rebounds (first career double-double). The Brooklyn Nets will host the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports
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