Nets rout Celtics behind second-half surge from Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving

Jaylen Brown is a fully capable defender who has put the clamps on many NBA scorers. Marcus Smart is a professional irritant whose defensive capabilities resemble Rajon Rondo’s. Jayson Tatum, too, is a lanky athlete who has gotten critical stops in Boston over the years. No Celtics player had an answer for the Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving combination. The answer may not exist. For Christmas, the Nets unwrapped a fully healthy superstar. If there was any doubt, even just a little, that Durant wasn’t fully himself, even after his former coach Steve Kerr said so, that doubt was cast aside in Brookly…

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