Celtics 1 win away from sweeping nets and fans have a field day

The Boston Celtics took a 3-0 lead over the Nets in Saturday’s NBA playoffs, prompting dreams of victory and criticism of Brooklyn.

When Game 1 ended with a thrilling buzzer-beater, it looked like the Celtics and the Nets were headed for an instant classic in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Games stayed close, but Brooklyn has yet to bounce back. If they don’t do it in Game 4, they will go home.

After the Celtics’ 109-103 away win on Saturday, fans in Boston were ready to whip out their brooms, while NBA fans in general had comments to make on the state of the two teams.

Celtics fans rejoiced and the Nets were beaten on Twitter after Game 3

Saturday’s action was marked by another big performance from Jayson Tatum, whose lead has pushed Boston to the brink of a breakthrough. He lost 39 points with five rebounds, six assists and six steals, making up for his five turnovers.

The Celtics’ defense smothered Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, both of whom settled for 16 points. Bruce Brown led the Nets with 26 points. Irving went 0-to-7 from three-point range while Durant had five turnovers.

As en masse Twitter users pointed out, Brooklyn may have the star power, but the Celtics team neutralized it with stingy defense and standout performances from Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Boston will try to complete the sweep in Game 4 on Monday, but they will be out again. Durant, Irving and possibly Ben Simmons will be playing for their playoff lives while trying to avoid another deeply disappointing end to the season.

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John Verrall

John Verrall is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@24ssports.com.

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