Jayson Tatum's layup at buzzer gives Boston Celtics win over Brooklyn Nets
Jayson Tatum's layup at buzzer gives Boston Celtics win over Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of first-round playoff series
Tatum made a layup at the buzzer on a pass from Marcus Smart to give Boston a dramatic 115-114 victory on Sunday
"When he took that dribble, we just kind of made eye contact," Tatum said of Smart.
"He made a great pass. It doesn't get any better than that. A buzzer-beater in a playoff game at home.''
Tatum scored 31 points, the last two on the first buzzer-beater of his career.
It was Boston's first in the postseason since Paul Pierce's in 2010 against the Miami Heat.
Brown added 23 points. Horford had 20 points and 15 rebounds. And Smart finished with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.
Kyrie Irving put up 39 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter.
The Celtics immediately went on a 9-2 run, before the Nets clawed back to tie the game up at 61 at the half.
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