Boston 94, New Jersey 82

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #45 Brian Forte, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 18711

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 22 26 26 20 94
New Jersey 28 20 13 21 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 35-25 21-9 14-16 W1
New Jersey 22-39 9-21 13-18 L1

Recap


CELTICS 94, NETS 82: Kevin Garnett collected 21 points and 12 rebounds and Rajon Rondo had another big game as visiting Boston bounced back from a disappointing performance to pick up its fifth win in the last six.

Rondo handed out 15 assists for his 21st straight game in double figures and Brandon Bass chipped in 18 points and 11 boards for the Celtics, who began a four-game road trip with a poor effort at Toronto on Friday.

Boston started out slowly again on Saturday but picked it up in the second quarter and went into the break tied at 48-48.

The Celtics picked it up on the defensive end after the half, holding the Nets to 13 points in the third quarter as they took control. Avery Bradley, who finished with 18 points, hit a trio of 3-pointers in the frame and Garnett scored four points during an 11-3 burst that opened the period and put Boston in control for good.

The Nets, who shot 53 percent in the first half, managed one field goal in the first 6:22 of the fourth quarter as the Celtics stretched it out. New Jersey has dropped two of three.

Rondo’s alley-oop to Greg Stiemsma with 3:31 left pushed it to 87-70 and ended the night for most of the starters.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Deron Williams collected 12 points and 14 assists and Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench for New Jersey. … The Celtics, who rank last in the NBA in rebounding, had a 51-42 edge on the glass. Boston will play its third game in as many days at Charlotte on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Boston   New Jersey
Kevin Garnett 21 Scoring Gerald Green 15
Rajon Rondo 15 Assists Deron Williams 14
Kevin Garnett 12 Rebounds Jordan Williams 14
Kevin Garnett 5 Free Throws Made Deron Williams 6
Kevin Garnett 2 Steals Jordan Williams 3
Brandon Bass 2 Blocks Gerald Green 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 94 45.7 5-14 15-22 28 51 8 8 15
New Jersey 82 36.8 6-22 12-14 19 42 5 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nets have a W/L % of .227 after a win and .436 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Charlotte . The Celtics have a W/L % of .657 after a win and .480 after a loss.
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