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Joe Johnson scores 27, Nets beat Celtics

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The Brooklyn Nets had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 44-78 (56.4%) from the field, including 9-17 (52.9%) from three-point range, in a 114-98 win over the Boston Celtics. Brooklyn (36-31) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Joe Johnson had another strong performance, putting up 27 points on 10-16 shooting, including 6-8 on 3-point attempts. Mason Plumlee chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds for Brooklyn as well. Avery Bradley had a big game for Boston in the loss, scoring 28 points on 12-19 shooting, including 4-9 from behind the arc. Kris Humphries added 12 points and 8 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 62.2%, the Nets connected at a rate of 52.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 10-4 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Celtics are 2-9 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This drops Boston (23-47) to 1-3 versus Brooklyn on the season.

Coming up, the Nets square off against the Dallas Mavericks, who are 41-28 on the season. The Celtics go up against the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 38-29 this year. The Nets are 1-0 versus Dallas this season. The Celtics have a 1-1 record against Toronto this season.


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