Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 87, Nets 85 — Tatum saves the day

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BROOKLYN -- Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 87-85 win over the Nets in quickie form.

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Celtics survive with Al Horford: The 31-year-old big man was a game-time scratch with a sore left knee, leaving the Celtics shorthanded against a feisty, rested Nets squad. Kyrie Irving didn’t score for the entire first quarter, but closed the game strong with 21 points over the final three, giving the visitors just enough offense when it mattered to pull out their sixth straight win overall, thanks to five big points from Jayson Tatum in the game’s final two minutes.