Celtics pull away in 4th, beat Nets 109-98 for 5th straight


              Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) keeps the ball away from Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) shoots as Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry (30) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) shoots as Brooklyn Nets center Nic Claxton (33) and guard Kyrie Irving (11) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III dunks during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) and guard Kyrie Irving guard Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Celtics pull away in 4th, beat Nets 109-98 for 5th straight