NBA Playoffs: Brooklyn drops 141 points, cools off Boston

Game recap
Kevin Durant scored 42 points, Kyrie Irving had 39 points, as Brooklyn Nets defeated Boston Celtics, 141-126, on May 31, 2021. Jayson Tatum scored 40 points for Boston Celtics.
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Boston Celtics

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Jayson Tatum 40 7 5 1 2 40
Marcus Smart 34 6 9 2 0 16
Evan Fournier 28 0 2 1 0 16
Payton Pritchard 24 3 3 1 0 12
Aaron Nesmith 19 2 0 0 0 11
Jabari Parker 17 6 1 0 1 10
Romeo Langford 26 1 1 0 0 9
Tristan Thompson 23 6 1 2 0 5
Grant Williams 21 2 2 0 1 5
Tremont Waters 1 0 0 0 0 1
Semi Ojeleye 5 0 0 1 0 1
Tacko Fall 1 1 0 0 0 0
Luke Kornet 1 1 0 0 0 0
Carsen Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Brooklyn Nets

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Kevin Durant 40 4 5 1 2 42
Kyrie Irving 41 11 2 2 0 39
James Harden 40 5 18 2 3 23
Bruce Brown 24 7 1 0 1 14
Joe Harris 37 4 3 0 0 14
Landry Shamet 13 2 0 2 0 5
Blake Griffin 18 2 0 0 1 2
Tyler Johnson 16 0 0 1 0 2
Nicolas Claxton 8 1 0 0 4 0
Chris Chiozza 1 0 0 0 0 0
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mike James 1 0 0 0 0 0

Boxscore glossary

Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal maid, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal maid, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency

If a player records double digits in a game in two of the PTS, REB, AST, STL or BLK statistics, he has a double-double. If he does it in three of this categories, he has a triple-double. If he does it in four categories he has a quadruple-double. Having a triple-double is considered as having a great game. Quadruple-doubles are extremely rare. Having one constitutes an historical performance. The last NBA player to record a quadruple double is David Robinson: it happened on February 17, 1994

Boston Celtics Vs Brooklyn Nets

Game notes

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum scored 40 points or more for the 2th time in 4 NBA Playoffs games this season. He has done it 0 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 50. He recorded it on a May 29, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (125-119 win).

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart scored 10 points or more for the 4th time in 4 NBA Playoffs games this season. He has done it 2 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 23. He recorded it on a May 29, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (125-119 win).

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker scored 10 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 9 points scored in a May 23, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (104-93 loss). He scored 10 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Payton Pritchard

Payton Pritchard

Payton Pritchard scored 12 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 2 points scored in a May 26, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (130-108 loss). He scored 10 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Aaron Nesmith

Aaron Nesmith

Aaron Nesmith scored 11 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 5 points scored in a May 23, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (104-93 loss). He scored 10 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Evan Fournier

Evan Fournier

Evan Fournier scored 10 points or more for the 4th time in 4 NBA Playoffs games this season. He has done it 2 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 17. He recorded it on a May 29, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (125-119 win).

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant scored 42 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 39 points scored in a May 29, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (125-119 loss). He scored 40 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving scored 39 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 29 points scored in a May 23, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (104-93 win). He scored 30 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Kyrie Irving grabbed 11 rebounds and set his new season-high in rebounding (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 6 rebounds in a May 29, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (125-119 loss). He grabbed 10 rebounds or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Kyrie Irving made 6 three-pointers and set his new season-high in three-points made (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 2 three-points made in a May 29, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (125-119 loss). He made 5 three-point shots or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

James Harden

James Harden

James Harden scored 20 points or more for the 4th time in 4 NBA Playoffs games this season. He has done it 2 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 41. He recorded it on a May 29, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (125-119 loss).

James Harden had 18 assists and set his new season-high in assists (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 10 assists in a May 29, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (125-119 loss). He had 15 assists or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown scored 14 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA Playoffs). His previous record was 6 points scored in a May 26, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (130-108 win). He scored 10 points or more 1 times this season in NBA Playoffs games.

Joe Harris

Joe Harris

Joe Harris scored 10 points or more for the 3th time in 4 NBA Playoffs games this season. He has done it 1 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 25. He recorded it on a May 26, 2021 game against Boston Celtics (130-108 win).