FINAL SCORE: Boston Celtics 149, Brooklyn Nets 115

IN BRIEF: The Boston Celtics flat-out dominated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night with Jaylen Brown (21 points) and Jayson Tatum (19 points) leading the charge. Gordon Hayward contributed 18 of his own in what was a total team effort by the C's.

Perhaps the most encouraging part of the night for Boston was the play of rookie Romeo Langford and big man Robert Williams. The duo made the most of their increased playing time with stellar defense and in Williams' case, some highlight-reel alley-oops. Time Lord contributed 18 points off the bench in the C's victory.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Raptors, which begins Friday at 8 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 9 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

BOX SCORE

CELTICS RECORD: 45-23 (2-2 in seeding round)

HIGHLIGHTS

Jaylen picks up where he left off

Smart with the alley, Time Lord with the oop

 

Hayward drains the triple

Tatum for 3

Hayward takes it to the rim

Brown throws it down

Tatum drills another from downtown

Time Lord with the hammer

One more alley-oop for good measure

UP NEXT
The Celtics have Thursday off, then they'll have an exciting matchup against the No. 2 seed Toronto Raptors on Friday night at 9 p.m. ET. Coverage of Celtics-Raptors begins at 8 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, right here on NBC Sports Boston.