Brooklyn received significant contributions from all of the players who spoke out on Tuesday night as their trio of All-Stars combined for 61 points, 19 rebounds and 18 assists. In addition to the impressive performance of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn received major contributions from the other two players in his starting lineup as Joe Harris knocked down seven to 3 points en route for 25 points while Blake Griffin had a very efficient 11 points, four assists and three rebounds.
As good as things have turned out for the Brooklyn stars, the opposite could be said of the performance of Boston’s most notable players. Jayson Tatum had another tough night of shooting as he finished with nine points out of just 3 for 12. If Marcus Smart hadn’t been hot beyond the arc in the third quarter, the final score of this match could have looked much worse.
With the win, the Nets take a 2-0 lead in their best series of seven. Now the stage will shift to Boston as the Celtics host Game 3 on Friday night with the opening board scheduled for 8:30 pm.