Boston got 23 points from Isaiah Thomas tonight and shot 45% from the floor to notch a 111-92 win over the Nets in Brooklyn.
This was yet another up & down game for Boston, as they built a 30-16 lead over the Nets after one quarter, but then let the Nets, who were without Jeremy Lin, drop 36 on them in the second frame. Boston went into the half up 51-49 on Brooklyn.
More of the same in the 3rd & 4th, where Boston held the Nets to 17 in quarter three, and then the Nets scored 26 in the fourth.
We all know the defense on this team has been inconsistent through the first 15 games of the season. And maybe I shouldn’t complain about Boston getting their third straight win. But giving up almost 100 to a Brooklyn team without it’s “top” player (Lopez could fit that description also) and letting them shoot 40% from the floor doesn’t exactly get me excited. Sean Kilpatrick led the Nets with 23 points.
Jae Crowder, nursing his nagging ankle injury, scored 15 points in 22 minutes.
The Celtics are back home on Friday to face the Spurs-tip is at 1pm EST.
- IT and Al Horford combined for 50 points, including 8 of 13 from downtown and Avery Bradley had 22 points despite a rough game (1 of 7) from long range
- Jonas Jerebko had an extremely efficient night: 10 points in 17 minutes, 4 of 4 from the floor, 1 of 1 from three
- Celts won the battle of the boards 51-45
- The Celtics did shoot 39% from three, but they jacked up 38 of them. Not sure I like that. Check that-I definitely don’t like that. They also only took 8 free throws to Brooklyn’s 22. Sure, you can try & blame that on the refs but this is simply a case of who was the more aggressive team.
- Turnovers: BOS 14 BKN 19