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NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Boston



(Sunday, January 26th)

Final Score: Brooklyn 85, Boston 79

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andray Blatche scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Brooklyn Nets to an 85-79 win over the Boston Celtics in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's inaugural return to Beantown.

Pierce spent 15 seasons as a Celtic and Garnett joined him for six of those years, as both were integral parts in helping Boston win its 17th NBA title in 2008. Both players were sent to Brooklyn as part of a draft night trade and a new era in Boston had begun.

With Brooklyn clinging to an 80-77 lead, Garnett stole a Rajon Rondo pass as the Boston point guard tried dropping it off to Brandon Bass with 20.9 seconds left and the shot clock winding down. Garnett raced down the floor for an uncontested layup that helped the Nets to their fifth straight victory and 10th win in their last 11 games.

"I knew they needed a 3-pointer at that point and I just played the passing lane," Garnett said of stealing the Rondo pass. "It took me two days to get the layup up I thought I was gonna get caught but I got it still, put the ball in front of me, and I got the layup."

Pierce and Garnett finished with six points apiece as the former shot 2-for-10 and didn't register a bucket until 9:09 left in the third quarter.

"I was telling Kevin (Garnett) and everybody this was the toughest game I ever had to play," Pierce said of returning to Boston. "Tougher than any championship game, or any game seven. This game was just really hard to focus and concentrate on what was at hand."

Alan Anderson and Andrei Kirilenko each added 11 points in the win.

Bass paced Boston with 17 points, while Rondo scored 13 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Gerald Wallace and Chris Johnson contributed 12 points apiece in the setback.

"I think I could shoot the ball a little better, but I can always do better and do little things to help the team," Johnson said.

The Celtics have lost two straight and are 3-17 in their last 20 games.

Boston's faithful gave the duo a standing ovation during player introductions and the Celtics set up video montages for each player throughout timeouts during the first quarter.

The Nets seemed to have trouble in the early going dealing with the emotions that came with the return of two future Hall-of-Famers as the Celtics crawled out to a 17-11 lead after 12 minutes of play.

Blatche scored seven points during a 16-2 surge that gave the Nets a 27-21 lead midway through the second stanza. Rondo hit a 3 to close the scoring in the first half and Boston trailed 35-34 at the break.

Pierce, who was 0-for-3 from the field in the first half, got on the scoresheet early in the third with a pair of free throws that started a 10-0 burst. He then capped the run with his first made basket after a pair of 3s from Anderson and Brooklyn led 45-36.

The Nets stretched their lead to double digits numerous times in the third and Kirilenko split a pair at the line early in the fourth to give the visitors their largest lead of the game at 68-56.

Boston answered with a 14-5 run that Johnson capped with a trey to cut the deficit to 73-70. The Nets, though, would score five straight before the Celtics again cut into the margin and trailed by three to set up Garnett's clutch steal in the closing seconds.

Game Notes

Brooklyn shot 6-for-25 (24 percent) from beyond the arc and Boston made 7- of-26 (26.9 percent) attempts from distance ... The Nets outscored the Celtics 40-26 in the paint ...Brooklyn scored 17 points off 18 Boston turnovers.

01/27 00:22:07 ET

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Orlando FSN-IN, FSN-FL
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Brooklyn 4/16 8:00 PM ET
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Dallas 4/16 8:00 PM ET
Memphis FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
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New York Sportsnet 360, MSG
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Denver ESPN, CSN-BA+, Altitude
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR