Nets beat Celtics in Game 5 to advance to Eastern Conference semifinals

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The Brooklyn Nets held on to grab a 123-109 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 and won the series 4-1, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The triplet of James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving did its part to send the Nets all the way through the second round, even though they’ve spent limited time on the court together in the regular season, just eight games to be exact.

Harden led the way with a triple-double of 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Irving posted 25 points and Durant had 24 points for the Nets, which will now face reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the  Bucks in the conference semifinals on Saturday.

“We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Durant said. “I mean, he’s a two-time MVP, Defensive Player of the Year for a reason, so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Jayson Tatum had 32 points and 9 rebounds and Frenchman Evan Fournier added 18 points as the Celtics bid goodbye to the season with a total 36-36 record.

 

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