The Nets survived the attack of the Celtics and won 109-104

Jakarta (medialnews) – Joe Harris scored 20 points when the Brooklyn Nets survived a Boston Celtics attack for a 109-104 victory in New York on Friday night (Saturday morning CEST).

With these results, the Nets now topped the Eastern Conference standings, sending the Philadelphia 76ers into second place. Philadelphia is scheduled to fight the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday (WIB Sunday), as quoted by Reuters, Saturday.

Brooklyn took the lead with 33:56 and held on despite losing 15-27 in the last 10 minutes.

Jeff Green added 19 points for the Nets, who had 43 percent of their shot, and Irving, whose 15-of-19 shot went off. Although Irving nearly posted a triple-double at the time (15 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds).

Bruce Brown had 15 points, Blake Griffin had 13, while DeAndre Jordan had 11 rebounds for Brooklyn.

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Boston’s Jayson Tatum led with 38 points. Then Rookie Payton Pritchard scored six three-pointers and amassed 22 points and Marcus Smart contributed 19 points. The Celtics shot 40.4 percent of the total, making 17 of 42 long shots.

The Nets took the lead despite playing without Kevin Durant, who missed his third game in a row with a left thigh injury. It was initially assumed that he would appear before the game that night, but then the team decided to rest him a few hours before the game started. Durant is expected to return to compete on Sunday (Monday WIB) as the host of the Phoenix Suns.

Meanwhile, Boston has suffered only three losses in the last 12 games so far and is sixth with one game behind the Atlanta Hawks. That night the Celtics played without Jaylen Brown who had left shoulder pain and also Kemba Walker.

The Nets led 94-77 with a shot from Mike James with 10:09 left, but Boston kept on attacking and made it 95-98 with Tatum’s tripoin at 3:32.

Two free throws by Landry Shamet brought the Celtics to 99-105 with 26 seconds remaining, and Tatum converted a pass, but failed to score a free throw with 6.4 seconds remaining.

Two free throws from Griffin then increased the Nets’ points by five seconds to go. Pritchard scored another tripoin to give the Nets a 107-104 lead. By the dying seconds, Irving sealed victory for the Nets.

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Reporter: Rr. Cornea Khairany
Editor: Bayu Kuncahyo

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