Nets rout Celtics, Boston fan throws bottle at Kyrie Irving

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 39 points and 11 rebounds to quiet the first post-pandemic full house at the TD Garden, and Kevin Durant scored 42 to give the Brooklyn Nets a 141-126 victory over Boston and a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Afterward, as Irving walked off the court he was nearly hit by a bottle thrown from the stands. Irving and Nets guard Tyler Johnson turned to the stands and pointed; police surrounded a man in a Kevin Garnett jersey before leading him out in handcuffs. James Harden added 23 points and a career postseason-high 18 assists for Brooklyn. Game 5 is in New York on Tuesday night Jayson Tatum scored 40 points for Boston.