Nets vs. Celtics score, takeaways: Jayson Tatum leads Boston to series sweep of Brooklyn in 116-112 win
The Boston Celtics have clinched their spot in the Eastern Conference semifinals after their 116-112 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series.
Jayson Tatum was fantastic for Boston finishing the win with 29 points, five assists and three rebounds to lead the way for the Celtics.
Tatum's effort coupled with the rest of the contributions from the Celtics were enough to hold off.
Kevin Durant's monster game for the Nets as he finished with 39 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the loss.
Boston will now advance on to face the winner of the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls, which the Bucks currently lead by a 3-1 margin.
There will be plenty of questions facing the Nets this offseason and it seems safe to say that they will have to deal with those questions much sooner than anyone had expected.
That's 18 points in four games. Nic Claxton missed 18 free throws in the series. That's how small the gap was between these teams.
Andre Drummond played roughly 60 minutes in this series. Brooklyn lost those minutes by 25 points.
In the grand scheme of things, Boston surviving the final 2:38 without Jayson Tatum doesn't change the magnitude of their victory.