The Brooklyn Nets came out on top in a low-scoring slugfest with the Boston Celtics, picking up the 85-79 victory. Brooklyn (20-22) has now won five straight games.
Andray Blatche came off the bench and scored 17 points on 6-15 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line. On 6-6 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line, Brandon Bass put up 17 points for Boston in the loss. He also recorded 8 rebounds. Rajon Rondo chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds.
The Celtics posted an eFG% of just 42.6%, including 26.9% from 3-point range. This year, they are 2-11 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Nets are undefeated (4-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Boston (15-31) to 0-2 versus Brooklyn on the season.
Coming up next, the Nets square off with the Toronto Raptors, who are 22-21 on the year. The Celtics meet the New York Knicks, currently 17-27 this season. The Nets have a 1-1 record against Toronto this season. The Celtics have been victorious in their last two games against New York.