Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Brooklyn Nets (BKN) and the Boston Celtics (BOS) on March 12, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets came out of the Barclays Center victorious against the Boston Celtics.
In the first quarter, the Celtics are seen to have power against the Durant-less Nets, deadlocking the score and had big leads. However, the brilliance of the former-Celtic, Kyrie Irving dominated his former team.
The first pick of the 2011 NBA Draft had a stellar performance in today’s game. He knocked down shots over the outstretched arms of his defender, showed off his razzle-dazzle skills, and went clutch in the last minutes of the game.
Irving tallied 40 huge points, grabbed 8 boards, and dimed 3 assists while shooting 65% in 34 minutes of action.
Meanwhile, “The Beard” does what he does best every game as he almost finished the game with a triple-double performance. The current NBA leader in assists had 22 markers, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists and went perfect on all of his 9 attempts from the free-throw line.
Landry Shamet put the Barclays Center on fire as he dropped 18 points while shooting 6 of 9 from outside the three-point arc (3 made in the 1st quarter).
The team who shares an accolade with the Los Angeles Lakers for having 17 championships, the Boston Celtics, was not able to improve their four-game winning streak against the Nets.
Jayson Tatum ended the game with 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, closing the game spectacularly.
Jaylen Brown, a contestant of the 2021 NBA Three-Point Contest, did not have a good game today in terms of hitting his shots. Brown scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists while shooting the ball poorly as he only managed to hit 5 shots out of his 23 attempts. But despite this, he went active on the defensive end, knowing that he had a bad game offensively. The 24-year old Celtic had 4 steals after that.
The Brooklyn Nets raises up in the standings department to 25-13 while the Boston Celtics fall down to 19-18.
Brooklyn vs Boston
Quarters: 29-23; 26-35; 31-30; 23-33
Nets (121) – Irving 40, Harden 22, Shamet 18, Harris 12, Green 11
Celtics (109) – Tatum 31, Smart 19, Theis 17, Brown 13, Walker 11