RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 84 – #Celtics 91

Updated: March 8, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Boston Celtics by a score of 91-84 in Boston.

The two previous games Brooklyn came out hot and took a nice lead to start the game so immediately they began the opposite way in this one and it was ugly.

The Nets tarted slow getting down 7-2 and Rajon Rondo was hot hitting 4-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from 3-point range for 10 points in the first.  The Nets did force six turnovers but were out rebounded 15-3 and shot 0-for-8 from three after one quarter.  Paul Pierce had eight points to lead Brooklyn.

The Celtics played at a gear ahead of the Nets the entire first half and hammered them on the boards 27-14.  Brooklyn shot a putrid 0-for-17 from 3-point range, which is an NBA season low,  to be down 53-41 at halftime.  Joe Johnson had 11 points and Pierce had 10 points in a very sub par half in Boston.

Deron Williams turned it on on a bit in the third hitting a couple of threes and spurred Brooklyn to a 11-0 run to climb to within 70-68 with two minutes left in third. The Celtics regained momentum and led 77-70 after three quarters.

Th fourth quarter was downright ugly on both sides with a 4-13 score and that tells the story of this very bad loss for the Nets.

Nets blow and important road game by playing lazy and shooting 4-30 from 3-point range.

The Nets are now 1-12 when held under 89 points this season and their only win came at Boston 1/26 (85-79).

Johnson finished with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Deron Williams scored his 11,000th career point in this game and ended up with 20 points.

“It happens. That’s basketball. Had open looks that just didn’t go down.” — Jason Kidd on the poor shooting.



KEY STATS: Brooklyn forced 28 Boston turnovers but shot a horrible 36% from the field to offset the defense and were outrebounded 51-28.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Rajon Rondo scored 20 points, dropped none assists and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory.

NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Sunday night when they play the Sacramento Kings in Brooklyn.  The game can be seen on YES at 6:00.


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