Brooklyn Nets set an Eastern Conference semifinals matchup with Bucks who advanced early with a dominating 4-0 sweep of Miami Heat. Nets big three came together to shut down all attempts by the Celtics to win 123-109 in Game 5 and win the series by 4-1. Celtics were within 8 points of the Nets in the end but with just eight minutes left on the clock Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden one by one took turns knocking down three points within one minute and Nets were up by 17 points with no fightback by Celtics at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. The second-seeded Nets have won their first playoffs series after 2014.
Harden scored his first 30 point triple double with 34 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds shooting 10/17overall, 4/7 from 3-point range, and 10/11 on free throws. Irving scored 25 points while Durant scored 24 points.