Despite the double-digit victory, the Nets’ offense seemed out of sync for the majority of the first half against the Celtics in Game 1. Clearly, in the end, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden fell apart. set to roll and Brooklyn came away with the win, but if the Nets sink deeper into the playoffs, they won’t want to regularly pull themselves out of halftime deficits. For Boston, other players will need to step up efforts to relieve some of the pressure from Tatum on the attacking side so the Nets defense can’t touch him every time the Celtics have possession of the basketball.
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