NEW YORK — The Celtics wanted to make the Nets, specifically Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, guard during this series and did so to the point of exhaustion. Durant missed a clutch free throw late in Game 4 after the Nets came back from down 15 to within 1 point, but drew no closer all game as Marcus Smart’s gamble to press Durant that led to the last-minute free throws paid off. Al Horford followed Smart’s miss on the game-icing possession, and the Celtics sweep the Nets with a 116-112 win in Brooklyn.
Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon recapped the game, and teased a potential matchup with the Bucks in round two. Go to https://HelloFresh.com/banner16 and use code BANNER16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts!