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WATCH: Boston secures Game 1 against Brooklyn as Marcus Smart hits Jayson Tatum for buzzer-beating layup

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The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 115 – 114 at TD Garden on Easter Sunday courtesy of veteran point guard Marcus Smart passing up a shot to get the ball to All-Star forward Jayson Tatum, who won the game on a spinning layup as time expired in the game’s final seconds.

What might have ended in a poorly-chosen shot from Smart in seasons past, trust between the team’s players allowed Boston to overcome a poor showing in the second half — especially early in the fourth quarter — that saw the Nets take the lead and nearly steal a game on the Celtics’ home court. But the electric play from Smart to Tatum secured the win and helped set exactly the sort of tone needed to come away with a win for Boston.

Check out the clip embedded below to see the final play for yourself — it was Tatum’s first buzzer beater of his career and quite a way to cap off a very intense Game 1 against Brooklyn.

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