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Nets have less than a sellout crowd for the first time in a long time. Crowd tonight was 15,738.
Tonight's game at the Barclays CEnter was about 2,000 short of a sellout.
Pierce said in trying to get comfortable in his new glove he may"take it out to the movies. Have dinner with it, getting to know each other"
Deron said he was a little surprised to get sent back in with 10 minutes left. Said he thought he would be on a minutes limit.
Joe Johnson on if this is sign of what Nets can do if healthy: "I'm not gonna get ahead of myself ... I'm just glad we got a win tonight."
Kidd says he thought Pierce looked good off the bench. Isn't sure how long he'll stick with it but wants Pierce to get used to the glove.
Kidd said he liked Paul Pierce off the bench. Likes him being the leader of the second unit, but isn't sure he'll stick with him off bench.
Jason Kidd said he likes what he saw from Pierce off the bench, sounds like its something that could continue.
It's almost hard to blame Garnett for that slip of the tongue. The first few weeks of this season have felt like a year sometimes.
Kevin Garnett said November was "a shitty month." Laughs, notes he'll probably get fined and says, "shit, I don't give a f**k." Says "sorry"
Garnett: "You have to be optimistic. It's a long year. November was a shitty year ... Shitty month for us."
Garnett on D-Will: "He makes a huge difference."
Garnett: "It will always be a special place in my heart when I play against the Green."
Garnett says lack of familiar faces makes it a little easier to play against the Celtics.
Garnett says the defensive terms have been simplified, and team is getting used to them after some practice time.
Garnett: "We kept it simple."
Garnett: "D-Will set the tone for how we were going to play tonight."
And it appears Joe Johnson caps the win with a jumper with a little under a minute left to give the Nets a 101-91 lead.
Brad Stevens not happy but that looked like a good call on Jeff Green. Had both of his hands on Lopez preventing him from going after ball.
Looks like Brandon Bass banged his left arm/elbow on that last possession. He's staying in the game.
Garnett with a very lucky break getting a foul call after what looked like two straight clean blocks. Makes 1-of-2 and Nets lead 97-91.
"Brooklyn" chant started by arena employees successfully drowned out "Let's go Celtics" chant.
Team employees now trying to lead a "Brook-lyn" chant right behind the press section.
Pretty loud "Let's Go Celtics!" chant breaks out here in Brooklyn.
Brook Lopez allows Brandon Bass to beat him down the floor, fouls him to prevent a dunk.
Nice move by Kidd going with Livingston for Blatche to combat Celtics press.
Williams on pace to play close to 37 minutes, as is Lopez. If those two can play 36 minutes a game, Nets are going to beat a lot of teams.
Second straight hard hit on Plumlee. At the end of the 3rd Gerald Wallace got him, this time Humphries. Old Nets v. new Net.
Also, not surprisingly, with Pierce healthy no more Mirza at small forward, and after the one-game absence Plumlee firmly back in rotation.
Deron Williams quickly back in after the Celtics successfully ran a couple of halfcourt traps.
I stand corrected about the Nets dropping the halfcourt shot. And, to their credit, they picked someone who could actually possibly make it.
This has been Brooklyn's best game under Jason Kidd (who was suspended against Miami).
Deron Williams has tied a season-high with 17 points.
Bennett Salvatore gives Andray Blatche the benefit of the doubt after working hard to get that rebound and rewards him with weak foul call.
Kidd giving a lot of instructions to Deron Williams as Nets come back onto the floor. Pierce also in for Alan Anderson.
If the Celtics don't double immediately, Brook is going to score every time. Period.
Sounds like Heat-Pacers is living up to the hype.
Impressive response for the Nets to the run, who have scored five straight buckets. Haven't seen that too often from these guys this season.
After a slow start, Deron Williams has started to play a lot better for the Nets.
The referees properly take away the basket after Lopez scores on the rip move.
And, on cue, Nets give up a 13-4 run to open the third quarter, and the score is now tied.
Deron Williams is already up to 17 minutes in this one. Kidd said before the game they were active, and that was their limit.
Debbie downer: Nets minus-95 in the third and 1-13 when they lose it.
That's really how the need to play every night, with the amount of size – and lack of speed – they have on their roster.
Nets shot over 65 percent in the first half – did a great job of attacking the paint. Went 15-for-19 for 30 points in the paint.
Nets appear to have ditched half-court shot from their in-game entertainment after having three people with no chance of making one try it.
Nice close to the second quarter as Nets go into halftime with a 56-47 halftime lead.
Again, Nets fail to take advantage of a 2-for-1, but are bailed out by getting offensive rebound.
Jared Sullinger has no chance guarding Brook Lopez in the post.
Brook Lopez has 16 points in the first half.
Joe Johnson scores his first points of the game on a transition 3-pointer of D-Will pass, and Nets lead 52-45 with 3:10 remaining in half.
Deron Williams with his first assist since Nov. 20.
There are a lot of Celtic fans in the building tonight
Just realized I screwed up earlier. Nets hadn't led by as many as 11 all season after 1st quarter. Has sometimes felt like all year though.