The Boston Celtics have done it. They have swept the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs.
The Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets were supposed to be a close matchup. Looking over the predictions, it was clear that fans thought it would go seven games—that's why we have been so surprised by this series!
This was completely unexpected. While experts predicted a tough series, most people did not think that the Celtics would win in four games. Especially after Jayson Tatum struggled in game one and Kemba Walker left the bubble before game two due to personal reasons. But this is why you play the games! One of the most surprising factors about this series was how poorly Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant played. These two stars simply didn't show up for Brooklyn when they were needed most.
The Brooklyn Nets had their backs against the wall before Game 4 of their series against the Boston Celtics. The victory was mandatory for Steve Nash's men, led 3-0, but the C's were once again stronger. Result: it's a sweep for the other New York team, long considered a contender for the NBA title.
Despite a Kevin Durant on fire (39 points), the Brooklyn Nets were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. A disillusionment that inspired the twittos.
The Nets were among the favorites for the NBA title. But they've encountered their share of problems this year, with the departure of James Harden, and the late arrival of Simmons who has still not played. For years, since the recruitment of Durant and Irving, the franchise has been cursed. In 2020, they stumbled in the first round of the Playoffs without Durant for the season, last year they lost in the conference semifinals against Milwaukee with Irving injured.