Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Brooklyn Nets (13-5) play against the Boston Celtics (8-8) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Brooklyn Nets 14, Boston Celtics 5 (Q1 07:55)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Boston Celtics @celtics
The process of putting together tonight’s scouting report against Brooklyn was a bit unique for Ime Udoka.
Tune in to #BOSvsBKN now on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/xbFjLN5tGk7:52 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Nets say With his first basket of the game, Kevin Durant (24,369 points) has moved past Allen Iverson (24,368 points) into 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/1yW3jO9pFo7:52 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
KD passes AI.
@Kevin Durant 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/5xqnJLFo6Q7:52 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Kevin Durant (24,369 points) has moved past Allen Iverson (24,368 points) into 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. – 7:51 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills was shooting 48.6% from downtown this season entering tonight. He’s now 3-of-3 to start this one. Flamethrower. – 7:51 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills is a PERFECT 3-for-3 from three and has the Nets leading 12-5! – 7:51 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Remember after the US won gold in basketball, Ime told Kevin Durant he knew how to shut Patty Mills down? Well it hasn’t happened yet. Mills has 9 pts in 3:23 and #Nets race to 12-5 lead over #Celtics7:50 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Patty Mills buries three triples in the first three minutes in Joe Harris’ place in the starting lineup, forcing Ime Udoka to call a timeout with Boston down 12-5. Jaylen Brown has a couple missed 3s early, but looks to be moving well after being a GTD with his hamstring. – 7:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Patty Mills averages 9 PPG against the Celtics in his career.
He’s got 9 already on 3-for-3 from behind the arc. – 7:50 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
<span style=”color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>Patty Mills on pace for a 90 point game tonight</span> – 7:50 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets – masters of the slow start – are up 12-5 on the #Celtics less than 3 ½ minutes in. Patty Mills has nine quick points on 3-of-3 from deep. – 7:50 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills brought his flamethrower tonight. He’s hit all three shots from deep tonight. Nets lead the Celtics 12-5 early. – 7:50 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills is off to a 3-of-3 start from downtown and has given the Nets a 12-5 lead in the first quarter. – 7:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is a game where Ime Udoka could, and probably should, downsize early. Use Grant Williams behind Al Horford more than beside him. – 7:49 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant is now 25th on the all-time scoring list, passing Allen Iverson in the process. – 7:48 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Three Rick Barnes disciples on the court tonight in Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Grant Williams. – 7:48 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills with a pair of back-to-back 3s. He’s locked and loaded tonight. – 7:48 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Patriots’ Matthew Judon is courtside at TD Garden for Nets-Celtics tonight. – 7:47 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Al Horford should have never left the Celtics tbh – 7:47 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
Kevin Durant was so busy taking smack to Ime Udoka he missed the tip-off. 😂 – 7:47 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant with some early trash talk to former Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka ahead of tipoff. Durant pointed at him and started talking shit from midcourt. #Nets7:46 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant hugs his fellow USA teammate Jayson Tatum before the opening tip and points toward Ime Udoka on the Celtics bench. – 7:45 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Boos for James Harden and Kevin Durant as expected pic.twitter.com/3QHbpk16hk7:43 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Follow ‘The Kid’ aka @Jay King for all your Celtics needs tonight. – 7:42 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Only just getting started.
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/ZxxszPWYR17:38 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The second unit will be powered by whichever of Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge or Patty Mills that Steve Nash leaves in the game.
Nash is not going to go with a full platoon swap. The 2nd unit will be fine. He will stagger stars with bench. I’m not worried. #Nets7:36 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🆙, 🆙, and AWAY! ✈️
@LaMelo Ball ➡️ @Miles Bridges
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/6oSNd51IUf7:33 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Beard in Boston.
Nets 🆚 Celtics
📺 @YESNetwork
comin’ up pic.twitter.com/EG9BX4qiG47:30 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Celtics‘ Enes Kanter blasts #Nets owner Joe Tsai: ‘Spineless’ nypost.com/2021/11/24/cel… via @nypostsports7:19 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Lamarcus Aldridge gets his first start of the season tonight vs the Celtics – 7:18 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
LaMarcus Aldridge getting his first start of the season. He’s played great for the Nets off the bench so far this season, but recently talked about how hard it’s been to adjust to a reserve role. – 7:16 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Nets at Celtics – TD Garden – November 24, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, G. Williams
Brooklyn – James Harden, Patty Mills, DeAndre Bembry, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge
OUT: Boston: Richardson Brooklyn: Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Bruce Brown pic.twitter.com/UxZJu53Hny7:14 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Eye on the ball. pic.twitter.com/xGAgI0obT17:13 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown is not on the Celtics’ injury report on the jumbotron, so it’s safe to assume he’s playing. Ime Udoka said Brown is questionable and day-to-day with a right hamstring injury, but he’s going to play through it tonight. – 7:11 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
LaMarcus Aldridge has outplayed Blake Griffin basically every game. You have to reward that. – 7:10 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart – 7:10 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Good evening from Boston. Nets-Celtics tips in 20. LaMarcus Aldridge is starting. What does that mean for the Nets bench? Where will the scoring come from with Mills and LA in the starting five? I know a rookie from LSU who could help. Curious to see how the rotations change. – 7:10 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Starting ✋🏾 pic.twitter.com/FfS36n7py77:09 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Official now: Jaylen Brown will play and start tonight – 7:09 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets are starting LaMarcus Aldridge tonight, a move they should have made 2 weeks ago. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:06 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets’ Starters vs. the Celtics:
👨🏿‍🍳James Harden
👷🏾‍♂️Patty Mills
🔒DeAndre’ Bembry
🪣Kevin Durant
🎯LaMarcus Aldridge – 7:04 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Celtics: Jaylen Brown is available to play – 7:02 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets benched Blake Griffin, and will start LaMarcus Aldridge vs. the #Celtics. – 7:01 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters in Boston: Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Aldridge. Steve Nash officially giving LA the nod over Blake. – 7:01 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
First Five on the floor in Boston pic.twitter.com/TQeQ9mb30u7:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs. Celtics Game:
▪️Patty Mills averages 17 PPG on 56% shooting from three as a starter.
▪️Jayson Tatum has put up 33 PPG on the Celtics’ three game winning streak.
▪️Irving, Harris, Brown & Claxton are out. – 7:00 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Thanksgiving Eve basketball coming up!
📍 – Orlando, FL
🆚 – @Orlando Magic
⏰ – 7PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/wKEPTfxMtn6:59 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown is officially AVAILABLE tonight vs. Brooklyn – 6:51 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown WILL play tonight vs. #Nets. #Celtics6:51 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has been upgraded to available for tonight’s game. – 6:51 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown is available tonight, per the Celtics. – 6:51 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jaylen Brown will play tonight, per the team. – 6:51 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jaylen Brown (game time decision) on the court here at the Garden an hour before tip… pic.twitter.com/XKWPj7T1986:44 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Locking in. pic.twitter.com/1LwidZDmzX6:38 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown warming up and testing the hamstring. Seems to be moving fine right now pic.twitter.com/EkjNdErzSW6:38 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Voting is now open to decide who
should make the 75th Anniversary All-
Celtics Team.
Cast your vote now at https://t.co/Q2zkWcV8kw pic.twitter.com/IEsZrG4IsJ6:38 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs ORL
PJ Washington (L Elbow Hyperextension) is AVAILABLE!
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/LHZS6EhzYt6:34 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
It’s go time.
@goatapp pic.twitter.com/dR49HqB3tR6:23 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Definitely my first time at an NBA arena that cooks the food right in front of you shoutouts to the Celtics pic.twitter.com/l6JhPZxPcs6:22 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Bundled up on the #JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/iORO3oYrwY6:21 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown remains a game-time decision for tonight and perhaps longer in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Details on that and more injury notes: masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:07 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🖐️
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/9fB0FxbD5c6:05 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash stresses that the Nets have to come out more greedy and desperate to get this win tonight. – 6:03 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“They have some guys that can score. We’ve seen how talented Jayson Tatum is up close.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Boston Celtics. – 6:03 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Ime Udoka: Jaylen Brown is testing out his hamstring, and will be a game time decision. Rob Williams and Josh Richardson are out with non-COVID illnesses. – 6:01 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Jaylen Brown is questionable (game time decision) with a hamstring injury. #celtics #nets #nba6:01 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said it was nice to experience “the real NBA” in Brooklyn and Philadelphia after dealing with “all the Boy Scouts” while with the Spurs lol. He thinks his time with the Nets and 76ers was invaluable for different reasons than his time with San Antonio. – 5:52 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ime Udoka says he loved his one year in Brooklyn. Wishes the Nets went further than they did when he was there. – 5:52 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown is going to be questionable every game for the next week or two as he ramps back up from his hamstring strain. Both Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are out with non-COVID illnesses. – 5:50 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
RWilliams and Richardson are OUT. Jaylen Brown is a game time decision vs. #Nets. #Celtics. – 5:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown will be tested pregame before his status is decided upon.
Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are both out due to non-COVID illnesses. – 5:50 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Ime Udoka says Jaylen is getting tested right now and might play tonight. Richardson and Robert Williams are out – 5:50 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams and Josh Richardson will both miss tonight’s game with a non-COVID illness. – 5:49 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Drop a 😁 if you want a Hornets win to kickoff your holiday!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/HCmZHEG7PN5:49 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ime Udoka says there is a chance Jaylen Brown plays tonight. Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are out. – 5:49 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown is questionable for tonight’s game against the Nets, Ime Udoka says. – 5:49 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown will be tested before the game. His status is day to day going forward, questionable for the next week or so. He still hasn’t been ruled out for tonight. – 5:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Having a job.
Free #NBA socks.
Family.
Kids.
His players.
Monty Williams could go on and on. but those are things he’s thankful for with #Thanksgiving being tomorrow.
#Suns will be in New York as they play #Knicks and #Nets in a Friday-Saturday back-to-back. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/sibbcozHwW5:49 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
It was an up-and-down game for Jabari Smith, but several NBA folks telling me they’re all in.
Athletic, can stretch the floor, plays hard, not afraid to take big shots, can handle it.
Ends with 22 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 2-6 3P.
He remains my darkhorse for the No. 1 pick. – 5:24 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
I’ve never quite been sure what KD Johnson’s pro upside is but I’m pretty sure that guy is going to get the most out of his talent. He played like this in prep school too. Maybe a chance he’s an outlier in spite of the size. Has dominated this game with straight up want – 5:02 PM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
KD Johnson, First Team All-Winning-Plays – 5:01 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I’m going to start betting on Auburn exclusively because of how hard KD Johnson plays – 5:01 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Auburn’s Jabari Smith came in at No. 2 on yesterday’s mock draft. Showing some very impressive stuff in the second half against UConn after initially struggling with the physicality of the game. Doesn’t turn 19 until May… si.com/nba/2021/11/23…4:37 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
It’s time for another #Celtics mailbag! Send me any player, team, trade, or any other questions here or to brobb@masslive.com – 4:29 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Your ‘fun-fact’ Celtics stat of the day…
Marcus Smart leads the Celtics in plus-minus.
When he’s in, Boston has the 7th best offense in the NBA.
When he’s off, the C’s score .947 points/possession, which would also rank 7th…
…the 7th worst offense in NBA history. – 4:29 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
We’re proud to contribute to @wfnz’s 19th Annual Street Turkeys event! 🦃 You can still swing by 401 W. Morehead St. until 6pm today to donate frozen turkeys, canned goods or cash to those in need!
#SwarmToServe x @HornetsGive pic.twitter.com/jSbXjOe4IP4:12 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Sixty one years ago today (Nov. 24, 1960), Wilt Chamberlain grabbed an NBA-record 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to Boston. pic.twitter.com/b2XFy8Hwbm3:55 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
NBA Power Rankings: Warriors remain on top but Nets climbing fast nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/24/nba…3:37 PM

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Tough first half for Jabari Smith vs. UConn. Rushing jumpers, handle/left hand not sturdy enough to complete drives. The highlights/flashes coming into today hint at exciting upside but Smith still clearly on the raw side compared to Banchero, Chet. – 3:16 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
The Nets have been outscored by 11.6 points per game in the restricted area. That’s more than double the discrepancy of any other team & tough to make up for elsewhere on the floor every night.
Notes & numbers on Brooklyn’s lack of scoring at the rim: nba.com/news/brooklyn-…3:03 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
“We’re just going to use this opportunity to show who we are.”
Tonight’s matchup against the East-leading Nets marks the beginning of a challenging stretch for us, and a chance to continue our upward trend.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…3:00 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Warriors at Pacers on Dec. 13, a game commissioner Adam Silver plans to attend, will now air on NBA TV.
It replaces Bucks at Celtics. – 2:29 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks broadcast update: The Dec. 13 game vs. the #Celtics will NOT be on NBA TV anymore. – 2:22 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Morning in Massachusetts 📸 pic.twitter.com/DrTsPVULI02:20 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Question for the @NBATopShot fam: forced to choose right here, right now, what’s your Dunk of the Year thus far? Jaylen on Miles? Wiggins on KAT? PG13 on Powell?
Throwdowns S3 looking 🤤 so far but we want no stone unturned. – 2:10 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA TV will now televise the Warriors-Pacers game on December 13, choosing to drop Bucks-Celtics. The network also picked up Hornets-Knicks on January 17 and dropped Spurs-Warriors on March 20. – 2:04 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐌𝐀𝐌𝐀!
November 24, 1993 – The Hornets set a franchise record for points in a game in a 141-124 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind Larry Johnson’s 28 points and 22 rebounds.
#AllFly | #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/BXmpMMyBIG2:03 PM

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5
New @Rich Kleiman @boardroom pod boardroom.tv/watch/daymond-…1:30 PM