Pregame Notes. Paul Pierce will play tonight, but he is coming off the bench. Deron Williams is playing tonight.
8:00,Celtics 12-7. The Boston Celtics have gotten off to a hot start against the Brooklyn Nets. Jeff Green and Avery Bradley have been leading the game so far. The Celtics have not gave the ball up either which is a goof thing.
Kevin Garnett is leading this Nets team off to a good start in the early minutes off the game. The Celtics are looking goof so far, but they should try going inside a little more. However the outside shot is falling for them. Everyone for the Celtics have scored except Brandon Bass, but he will get going soon.
4:27, Celtics 18-17. Green and Jared Sullinger have came out aggressive against thier former teammates . Green is attacking the basket and Sullinger is trying to find some rhythm in the post. Green took the ball and drove it by doing a eurostep, but missed it and Sullinger got the putback slam.
End of the first, Nets 31-20. The Celtics stared off hot, but then that changed. I think they gotten a little emotional seeing Pierce playing in white and black. I am not understanding how could these Celtics be loosing to a Nets team that has been loosing.
Brook Lopez has been getting a lot of shots in the paint so far. The Celtics finished on a 18-6 run to take the largest lead in the first quarter, but the Nets fired back. Jordan Crawford, who was Eastern Conference player of the week, are shooting shots that are not falling and in a result the team offense is struggling,
Pierce entered the game and has beem creating offense and ways for his teammates to score. He has two assist and only attempted one shot that he missed.
8:17, Nets 37-30. The Celtics come in hot after a first quarter that was good, but not efficient like it has been in the past few games. Avery Bradley has 9 points so far and Sullinger has 7 points. The Celtics are starting to play the way that they normally play which is team basketball. Courtney Lee made a ciuple of nice dribble drives to find Sullinger fot a layup and Bradley for. 3-pointer.
The Celtics are down by 7 and Jason Kidd is worried and he calls a timeout. The Celtics should play like thid the rest of the game so he can keep calling timeouts.
3:17, Nets 52-45. Joe Johnson stops the Celtics little run by hitting a 3-pointer. The shot forces Brad Stevens to call a timeout. Lopez is still leading the way with 14 points. People are contributing for both teams, but the Celtics still has an advantage in a way. The Nets are a good team, but the record shows what they are.
Halftime, Nets 56-47. The Nets are actually not a bad team or is the Celtics not playing? The Nets have been playing aggressive and letting experts know that this team is still dangerous.
The Celtics have been held to 45 percent shooting while the team that considers themselves more dangerous are 66 percent. The Nets have gotten nine free throw attempts by giving Lopez the ball. The Celtics have very little presence in the paint.
Bradley has 15 points. Bradley has been on fire in the first half and feeding his teammates the ball. Sullinger has nine points, but needed 10 shots to do that. Sullinger has three personal fouls.
9:36,tied up at 60. After a first half, the Celtics come out playing how they play usually. The Nets do not like shooting the three because by the stats it is not looking good. The Celtics love the three because thats how they’ve gotten back.
Sullinger came out the gate by shooting a triple and then Green added another one. The Celtics have opened with a 13-4 run.
4:31, Nets 78-66. The Celtics allow the Nets to have a double digit lead. Lopez is constantly doing damage in the paint. Lopez has 22 and is shooting 10-11 from the field. The Celtics might want to add another man or something. This might be a grinding game for the Celtics.
End of third, Nets 85-72. The Celtics should be happy because they are only down 13 points to the Nets. If Lopez didn’t have 22 points then this game would be all Celtics. I am surprised the Celtics are loosing by this much.
The main problem is the Nets are leading in the paint 46-24 because of Lopez. Pierce hit a pair of free throws to get his first points against old his former team.
8:27, Nets 89-81. The Celtics are back in this game. The Celtics are playing better defense and shots are staring to fall. The Celtics are doing a good job at playing the paint really well.
6:30,Nets 91-81. Even though the Celtics are down, Bradley is doing a good job at being consistent tonight. He’s already ripped Brooklyn guards and got fouled on a layup. The Celtics still have a lot of things to do if they want to et back in this game. They are down 11, but it is some small things they can fix so they can. Play better defensively and they can pull out a win in Brooklyn.
1:25,Nets 97-91. The Celtics are down 6, but need a few key stops if they want a chance to win. Getting to the free throw line is important and making shots,
The Celtics lose to the Nets 104-96n a game that they could’ve won. The Celtics didn’t play poorly, but if Lopez did not have 24 and only missed 3 shots, then it would’ve been a different outcome. Everyone in the Celtics starting five all scored in double figures. Pierce finished the game with 4 against his former team. Garnett finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds. It was a questionable at the end of the game also. The Celtics are improving even though they loss tonight