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Kyrie Irving on the challenges Nets faced this season


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The Boston Celtics completed a four-game sweep of the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first team to reach the second round of the playoffs with a 116-112 win on Monday night.

Jayson Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 22 for the Celtics. On the other hand, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving had 39 and 20 points, respectively, for the Nets.

Following a heartbreaking Game 4 loss to Boston, Brooklyn’s star guard Kyrie Irving talked about the challenges the Nets faced this season: “I felt like I was letting the team down at a point when I wasn’t able to play … it became a distraction at times.”



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