Down 17 points, Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics made a furious fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, 114-107, in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday.
Jaylen Brown scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, helping lead the Celtics from a double-digit deficit for the win and a 2-0 series lead.
Brooklyn took the lead early in the first half and held a 65-55 advantage over Boston at halftime. The Nets led by 15 to start the fourth quarter but were outscored 29-17 by the Celtics.
Trailing 92-87 with nine minutes remaining, Brown scored 10 of Boston’s next 12 points to propel the Celtics to a 99-94 lead late in the fourth.
Brown led the Celtics with 22 points, six assists and four rebounds.
Six other Celtics finished in double digits, including Jayson Tatum (19), Grant Williams (17), Al Horford (16), Daniel Theis (15), Marcus Smart (12) and Payton Pritchard (10).
Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27 points, adding five assists and four rebounds. Durant was limited to just six points, all from the free throw line, in the fourth quarter.
Boston is now looking to take a 3-0 lead when the series moves to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday.