Boston Celtics

Apr 17, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after a play against the Brooklyn Nets in the first quarter during game one of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Tatum spun around Kyrie Irving to finish a clutch layup as time expired, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 115-114 win over the Brooklyn Nets in a thrilling Game 1 of their 2022 NBA Playoff series.

Irving nearly led the Nets to victory as he scored 39 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter. The Nets came back from down 15 points to take a late-fourth-quarter lead, as Irving drained a three-pointer to give the Nets a 114-111 lead with just 45.9 seconds left in regulation. Jaylen Brown made a quick lay-in to cut the deficit to one and give the Celtics the chance at the two-for-one to close the game, then stifled Irving with double-teams at the other end to get themselves to the deciding final possession.

Check out photos from Game 1 of Celtics-Nets below.