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Monday, December 6, 2010
Nets no match for Celtics on an NFL Sunday
It was nice of the New Jersey Nets to completely lay down yesterday afternoon as they hosted the Boston Celtics at a time and day reserved for NFL football and nothing else.
Rajon Rondo didn't play and Shaquille O'Neal only got some run in the first half but none of that mattered as the Celts (16-4) rolled to a 100-75 victory at the Prudential Center.
Nate Robinson led Boston with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists. In extended minutes off the bench, Glen Davis added 16 points and nine rebounds while Marquis Daniels notched 10 points. In total, the bench scored 42 points (which has to be a season high). Von Wafer had eight points and Avery Bradley looked like a serviceable NBA player at least defensively.
Kevin Garnett had another double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds while Ray Allen notched 13 points.
Jordan Farmar led the Nets (6-15) with 16 points, off the bench no less. Anthony Morrow was the only New Jersey starter that scored double-digits (10 points) and rookie Derrick Favors had 10 points off the bench.
This barely resembled an NBA game, the Celtics figure to be challenged more on Wednesday night when they host the Denver Nuggets, one of the most Jekyll and Hyde teams around.