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.
CELTICS RECORD: 45-23 (2-2 in seeding round)
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
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Time Lord with the hammer
One more alley-oop for good measure
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.