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Jayson Tatum’s key plays late helps Celtics edge Nets for sixth straight victory

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With a couple big wins behind them and a long plane ride ahead, the Boston Celtics knew they were in for a rough game. Playing without Al Horford because of a sore left knee, Boston won its sixth straight heading into its trip to London to face Philadelphia on Thursday. The Celtics were trailing by one when Tatum got the ball and drove for a powerful slam that gave them an 84-83 lead.

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Tatum helps Celtics edge Nets for sixth straight victory

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Jayson Tatum had a driving dunk and a 3-pointer on consecutive late possessions, pulling the Boston Celtics out of a late hole and leading them to an 87-85 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Playing without Al Horford because of a sore left knee, Boston won its sixth straight heading into its trip to London to face Philadelphia on Thursday. The Celtics were trailing by one when Tatum got the ball and drove for a powerful slam that gave them an 84-83 lead. Kyrie Irving missed on Boston's next possession but wrestled the ball away from DeMarre Carroll and got it to Tatum in the corner near the Boston bench, and his 3 made it 87-83 with 45 seconds to play. The Nets cut it two on Joe

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Celtics squeak by Nets, 87-85, for sixth straight win

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The much-needed easing up of the Boston Celtics schedule is officially upon us following Saturday's 87-85 win against Brooklyn. Down the stretch, the Celtics got strong play from rookie Jayson Tatum whose driving lay-up followed by a corner 3-pointer put Boston up 87-83. Boston, winners of six in a row, spent most of the game playing from behind only to find their stride in the third quarter.

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