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Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch: Jayson Tatum’s Celtics Are Out

But what a series from Boston’s star

Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets - Game Five
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics dribbles during the first half of Game Five of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on June 01, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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In Tuesday night’s Duke Brotherhood Playoff action, Kyrie Irving and the Nets eliminated Jayson Tatum’s Boston Celtics 4-1 with a 123-109 victory while Denver outlasted Portland in double OT to win 147-140 and go up 3-2.

Austin Rivers had a solid 18 points for the Nuggets but he and everyone else were overshadowed by Damian Lillard’s 55 points. Harry Giles did not play.

In the Celtics-Nets matchup, Jayson Tatum had 32 for Boston while Jabari Parker had 13. Kyrie Irving had 25 for the Nets.

Tatum finished with 153 points for the series and 122 points in the last three games alone and a ton of credibility going foward.

On Wednesday night, Seth Curry and the 76ers will try to close out the Wizards, RJ Barrett and the Knicks will try to hold off the Hawks and Quin Snyder’s Jazz will try to finish off Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow and the Memphis Grizzlies.