The Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 124-114, at Barclays Center on Saturday night.

With the victory, the Celtics improved to a still-perfect 5-0 while the Nets dropped to 3-3.

Check out the full box score here.

Boston didn’t have an easy time in preserving its undefeated start.

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The Nets, while not a presumed legitimate contender, were gritty and feisty enough to give the Celtics a run for their money. Brooklyn, right from the jump, leaned to its fast-paced, shot-chucking offense in an attempt to try and tire out the Celtics and challenge Boston’s ability to keep up.

Well, that’s what the C’s did.

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Jayson Tatum led the high-volume offense, scoring 32 points and reaching a new career milestone in the process. The 25-year-old became the youngest Celtics player ever to reach the 10,000-point mark, doing so with ease in the second quarter. The Celtics, meanwhile, recorded their third consecutive 70-plus-point first half.

Brooklyn hung around until the fourth quarter, and that’s when Boston turned its NBA-best scoring offense up a notch. The Celtics outscored the Nets, 25-17 in the final seven minutes plus a combination of nifty playmaking and efficient defense pushed Boston — without the services of guard Derrick White — to the finish line.

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Kristaps Porzingis delivered the closing blow, turning a missed Jaylen Brown 3-point attempt into a tip-in layup to give the Celtics a 117-105 lead in the fourth quarter with 1:40 minutes left to go. The Nets were down too deep, thus, keeping Boston in the win column for the fifth straight time.

No other team in the NBA is unbeaten.

— Tatum scored a game-leading 32 points alongside 11 rebounds to record his third double-double of the season. Boston’s go-to man shot 10-of-20 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

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— Brooklyn’s Cam Thomas didn’t back down throughout the night, taking the load of scoring and defensive responsibilities. Thomas scored a team-leading 27 points with five rebounds and three assists.

— Jrue Holiday flirted with triple-double territory, scoring 18 points alongside nine rebounds and 10 assists, finishing a plus-14.

FanDuel Sportsbook set the odds of Porzingis scoring the first basket of the game at +400. The 7-foot-3 veteran cleared those odds by draining an 11-foot mid-range jumper to break open the score after successfully securing possession with a tip off win over Brooklyn’s Dorian Finney-Smith at center court. A $100 wager on Porzingis would’ve netted a $500 total payout.

The Celtics will continue their three-game road trip and next face off against the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Monday night. Tip off from Target Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

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