Quick Recap: Boston Celtics 111, New Jersey Nets 87

So the Nets put up their weekly turd, dropping their sixth straight and getting blown away at home by the Boston Celtics 111-87.

  • The Celtics, despite missing Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace, weren’t screwing around tonight, scoring 38 points in the first quarter, and hitting 9 of their first 10 shots. They shot 69 percent in the first half, compared with 32 percent for the Nets.
  • Brian Scalabrine had 11 points in the first half. Did he ever do that with the Nets?
  • Brook Lopez was a bright spot for the Nets scoring 18 points (5-12 shooting), grabbing 10 rebounds, and blocking 4 shots.
  • Yi Jianlian chipped in with 19 points on 6-12 shooting, hopefully temporarily ending the discussion about him and Brook Lopez coexisting. Remember folks, it’s the rest of the roster that’s the problem.
  • Playing with an injured wrist, Devin Harris muscled his way to 15 points and 6 assists. His PG counterpart Rajon Rondo had a pedestrian 11 points and 14 assists (yawn).
  • Paul Pierce, who I still saw enough of back in 2002, led all scorers with 24 points.
  • In his Nets debut, Kris Humphries scored 9 points on 1-8 shooting, but he got to the FT line 10 times (hitting 7) and he grabbed 8 rebounds (5 offensive).