Boston 89, New Jersey 70

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #43 Dan Crawford, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 17 18 12 23 70
Boston 18 16 29 26 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 1-6 0-2 1-4 L6
Boston 4-3 3-0 1-3 W4

Recap


Paul Pierce scored 24 points in his second game of the season as the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight, a 89-70 triumph over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.

Pierce was sidelined with a bruised right heel to open the campaign but looked sharp in shooting 8 of 14 from the floor. He added six rebounds and five assists while keying a second-half surge.

Brandon Bass had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Kevin Garnett added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo dished out 12 assists as the Celtics moved above .500 for the first time this season despite playing without guard Ray Allen (illness).

Rookie MarShon Brooks scored 17 points in his first career start for New Jersey, which has dropped six in a row. Jordan Farmar chipped in 11 points off the bench.

The Nets trailed 45-44 early in the third quarter before the Celtics took over. Boston closed out the frame on an 18-3 run, with Pierce accounting for nine points, to take a 63-47 lead into the fourth.

New Jersey missed 16 of 20 3-pointers in losing for the eighth time in nine meetings in Boston.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Boston
MarShon Brooks 17 Scoring Paul Pierce 24
Jordan Farmar 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 12
Shelden Williams 9 Rebounds Brandon Bass 13
MarShon Brooks 2 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 5
MarShon Brooks 2 Steals Rajon Rondo 3
Johan Petro 1 Blocks Jermaine O'Neal 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 70 40.5 4-20 6-10 15 34 1 8 13
Boston 89 49.3 6-16 13-21 24 45 4 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Celtics have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.
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