Rod Boone

#Celtics are 6 for 11, 3 of 5 from 3-point range. #Nets defense is lacking.

Rod Boone

Bojan in the post backing down Rondo. Interesting.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams coaxes a shooting foul. Nets go to the post for their guards on first two possessions.

Mike Mazzeo

Deron Williams is still wearing the tape on his right wrist/thumb as the 2014-15 season is underway #Nets

Tim Bontemps

And we're underway here in Boston.

Rod Boone

It's about that time. #Nets #Celtics http://t.co/8NFbxBhJnZ

Andrew Keh

"Please enjoy your night, and drive home safe," Rondo tells the assembled crowd.

Lenn Robbins

The reception for #Nets forward KG is #BostonStrong here in #TDGarden..2014-15 season about to tip. Season No.20 for Garnett. Amazing

Tim Bontemps

Kevin Garnett is treated as a home player during intros, introduced last and with a flourish to a standing ovation.

Mike Mazzeo

Kevin Garnett gets major applause during intros. They love Ticket in Boston #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Kevin Garnett gets raucous ovation at TD Garden.

Stefan Bondy

DWill confident stats boost under Hollins: "I did a lot of standing in the corner last year. It’s hard to get assists standing in a corner."

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Boston Celtics, 7:30 PM sbnation.com/e/6863228

Devin Kharpertian

Marcus Thornton just hit a half-court shot and sauntered off the court. Pretty sure he didn’t have any of the media dining.

Devin Kharpertian

Celtics media room dining has lobster mac & cheese. No one tell Marcus Thornton.

Rod Boone

Was listening to Brad Stevens talk to media outside hallway near locker rooms when I felt a pat on back of my leg. It was KG. He's fired up.

Rod Boone

Rajon Rondo testing that left wrist out in pregame warmups: instagram.com/p/uwNzPTIWeT/

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets say Bogdanovic is the first rookie starter on opening day since 2000 (Martin/Jackson)

Lenn Robbins

#Nets going w Plumlee, KG, D-Will, Bojan and Joe Jesus..20th season opener for the Big Ticket. He's never missed one #Nets #Celtics

Tim Bontemps

Starting five are as expected: Deron Williams, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins on KG: "Every since I've known him he's had an edge, a chip on his shoulder. Nothing's changed. He's going out in his way." #Nets

Lenn Robbins

"I don’t even remember opening night. I have excitement but no butterflies. This is what I do.’’ - Hollins on where he was last year #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Nets inactives will be Brook Lopez and Markel Brown.

Lenn Robbins

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens says rookie Marcus Smart will have his hands full w Deron Williams or Jarrett Jack. #nets

Rod Boone

Brad Stevens surrounded by the horde: http://t.co/09fyPMBLHp

Lenn Robbins

Rondo to start for the #Celtics will wear a protective pad. #nets expected him to go. #nba Game on!

Tim Bontemps

Rondo will start, Stevens says. Rookie Marcus Smart will come off the bench.

Mike Mazzeo

Update "@Andy Vasquez: Rajon Rondo is playing and starting for Boston."

Tim Bontemps

No minutes restrictions for Rondo, according to coach Brad Stevens, who says he might play him in shorter stints.

Rod Boone

Rajon Rondo is playing tonight Brad Stevens said. No minutes restrictions. #Nets #Celtics

Tim Bontemps

There's the official (and expected) word on Rajon Rondo's status. RT @Sean Grande: Rajon Rondo..wait for it..WILL play tonight.

Devin Kharpertian

Season hasn’t started yet —> RT @NewmutantsWill: @Devin Kharpertian Boj gotta stop being a lil softie and be aggressive. ..

Devin Kharpertian

Real life Walter White fugue state bkga.me/1wM7vg5

Devin Kharpertian

BTW: Along with the site redesign, Game Grades got a nice makeover too. YOU’LL SEE EM TONIGHT.

Devin Kharpertian

inauspicious start. http://t.co/avxXJHyolC

Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn's regular season tips off in three hours #Nets http://t.co/Wf3sflsgjq

Tim Bontemps

Nice discussion from @talkhoops and @outsidethenba on the relative value of Kemba Walker and Ricky Rubio on today's #EOBPod

Tim Bontemps

The Steve Ballmer Twitter Experience is everything I expected it to be.

Devin Kharpertian

A Nets preview: why I’m watching this season, 26 reasons from A to Z. bkga.me/1sFPf0p

Devin Kharpertian

Nets had shootaround in a fitness center in Boston today. They were eventually kicked out of the gym by a group of toddlers.

Devin Kharpertian

So your opening night Nets starting lineup: Deron Williams, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Mason Plumlee.

Devin Kharpertian

According to @NylonCalculus, Andray Blatche led the NBA in travel rate on post-ups last year. bkga.me/1sFGFyC

Tim Bontemps

Meanwhile, Brook Lopez won't play and Mason Plumlee will start for the Nets: nyp.st/1FVNxlT

Tim Bontemps

As we're closing in on gametime, one more link to my feature on where Nets & Celtics stand a year after The Trade: nypost.com/2014/10/28/one…

Andrew Keh

So excited about the season that I forgot to mention Kevin Garnett did not speak to reporters at the scheduled media availability time!

Andrew Keh

On Lionel Hollins and the legacy of Jack Ramsay, by @HarveyAraton: nyti.ms/1rAu4wl

Devin Kharpertian

From A to Zydrunas: why I’m excited to watch the Nets this season. bkga.me/1sFh9JK

Rod Boone

Brook Lopez out for Nets' season opener vs. Celtics nwsdy.li/1sFfWlU #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez is out and Mason Plumlee is in for the Nets in Boston: nyp.st/1FVNxlT

Andrew Keh

Official track listing for Full Court Press Vol. 1 includes: 6) Bang 'Em Down Low feat. Soulja Boy, Glen Big Baby Davis, Maurice “Mo” Pete.

Devin Kharpertian

Anthony Davis’s PER is 44.4 after one game.

Stefan Bondy

Where Brook Lopez is ruled out of the opener and Lionel Hollins asks us, "Is he pregnant?" nydn.us/1rAg3Po

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on what is most impressive about coach David Blatt: "He hasn't lost a regular season game" yet

Devin Kharpertian

Lionel Hollins adds Lopez’s sprain has “nothing to do” with past history of bone fractures. “He got stepped on.” bkga.me/1wDq4k3

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert dubbed new arena scoreboard the "Humongatron"

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on DBlatt's inexperience as NBA head coach; he sed they talked to all former NBA guys who played 4 him they "raved"

Devin Kharpertian

Brook Lopez officially out, not pregnant for opening night bkga.me/1wDoBKw

Fred Kerber

Damn not a single triangle offense question yet for #Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert asked for expectations and predictions; "I don't do that any more"

Tim Bontemps

Is anyone else having trouble getting NBA League Pass to work today, or is it just me?

Mike Mazzeo

"Never let anyone know what you're thinking," Diane Johnson told her son. Joe uses that advice on the court #Nets es.pn/1wCW1ZY

Andrew Keh

No, he said "she" last time… RT @Tim Bontemps: Lionel Hollins has now used the line, "Is he pregnant or not pregnant" multiple times

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins has now used the line, "Is he pregnant or not pregnant" multiple times before the Nets have played one game. #advancedstats

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert sed he just saw LeBron and "he said it looks like you grew an inch"

Andrew Keh

Michele Roberts, the executive director, said this summer that the union had previously been operating as "a mom-and-pop shop."

Fred Kerber

#Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on relationship w/LeBron: "We had 5 great years and one bad night"

Andrew Keh

The NBA players union officially announces four hires to its much-hyped new management team.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets' Lopez out for opener; Plumlee to start es.pn/1thrWPG via @ESPNNewYork

Rod Boone

Asked Lionel Hollins if Brook was progressing: "I have no idea what progressing means. Is he pregnant or not pregnant? He’s not playing."

Devin Kharpertian

Lionel Hollins, when asked about how Lopez was progressing: "I have no idea what progressing means. Is he pregnant or not pregnant?"

Rod Boone

KG is hot this AM. He hit that last one, too: instagram.com/p/uvePUGIWes/

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett practicing his jumper at shootaround, getting ready for tonight's opener vs. #Celtics: instagram.com/p/uveR8loWey/

Andrew Keh

Deron hypothesized that if a writer returned from time off, he or she might make grammatical errors. Bondy responded, "I'm always on point."

Andrew Keh

Hollins uses the pregnant or not pregnant metaphor to emphasize it doesn't matter if a player is close to playing, only that he is playing.

Andrew Keh

"Is he pregnant or not pregnant?" Lionel Hollins said when asked about Brook Lopez's progress back from injury.

Stefan Bondy

One discouraging sign for Lopez: he's still feeling pain in his foot when "he goes hard," Hollins said.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins says Lopez still feels pain when he goes hard #Nets

Rod Boone

No Brook tonight.

Tim Bontemps

Brook Lopez will not play, says Lionel Hollins. Mason Plumlee will start.

Devin Kharpertian

Lionel Hollins says Brook is out.

Lenn Robbins

No official word yet but Brook Lopez did not participate in the morning shoot #nets better safe than sorry.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee says as of now, he's starting tonight.

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee said as of this morning he thought he was starting tonight but sais to ask Lionel #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Mason Plumlee says he's been told he's starting, meaning Brook Lopez is out

Tim Bontemps

Here's my team-by-team preview of the East: nyp.st/1DqZXOE ... And here is the same thing for the West: nyp.st/1xB42ha

Tom Lorenzo

Get hyped, Nets fans. netsdaily.com/2014/10/29/708… http://t.co/3niSjc3vJG

Tim Bontemps

Here's another link to my season preview ahead of tonight's season opener in Boston: nyp.st/1DTyYNN

Tim Bontemps

While Rajon Rondo looks like he'll play, Brook Lopez looks like he won't: nyp.st/100x5zA

Tim Bontemps

As Nets and Celtics prepare for opening night, a look at where the two franchises are 16 months after The Trade: nyp.st/1oWy3sQ

Mike Mazzeo

My Q&A with Joe Johnson on how his mom's advice shaped his on-court personality, 'Joe Jesus' and the #Nets' future m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Stefan Bondy

It's getting hot in Boston for the season opener http://t.co/g7tH94dYc2

Stefan Bondy

A position by position breakdown of the Nets nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Rod Boone

#Nets preview: Changing gears. As Joe said, “This year is a little different. It's not a lot of hype about anything.” newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Rod Boone

As season tips off, my Western Conference #NBA power rankings in today’s preview section: newsday.com/sports/basketb…