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Brad Stevens: "Marcus Smart is an impactful guy defensively and he got his hand on a bunch of balls."
Stevens on 1st half: "Our intensity was really good. Even when we were scrambling… we were doing it hard. We were active… defensively."
Stevens on Rondo's bump: "I didn't think it was serious because he didn't want to come out."
Stevens on Rondo's big night coming off the hand injury: "I thought he played great… (He) kind of fit in seamlessly."
Stevens: "When we went to the bench, we just kept going, and Rondo fit in seamlessly."
Stevens impressed with bench: "Rondo fit in kind of seamlessly."
It's a final in Boston. Celtics 122, Nets 105. Rondo finishes with a 13-7-12 line. Eight players in double figures for C's.
That's a wrap on Opening Night. The Celtics crush the Nets 121-105. Olynyk's 19 led 8 C's in double-figures. Rondo: 13 pts, 12 asts, 7 rebs.
Celtics 121, Nets 105. Damn. That was fun.
KO somehow didn’t travel.
Avery Bradley with the full-court pressure up 19 with a minute left. Kid loves to play defense.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will just never feel right in anything but a Celtics jersey
Replays just showed Kelly Olynyk and KG getting into it again after that last defensive sequence for Celtics. Olynyk isn't backing down.
KG watching Gino Time in opponent’s uniform made the jumobtron malfunction when Gino came on. Not a joke.
Looks like Garnett just called Olynyk a "chuckin tussy".
Playing Gino - one of Kevin Garnett's favorite Celtics traditions when he was here, on the inside has to be like ... http://t.co/tLAP3taRWY
Can't believe KG was just on the wrong side of Gino time. That should be illegal or something.
No one on the Celtics is dancing during Gino Time. Strange to watch. Maybe Pierce will catch the replay.
Gino footage so rusty it just started glitching on the JumboTron.
The Celts being far enoiugh ahead to put Gino on the video board is worse than any elbow KG has ever absorbed.
Celtics entertainment crew breaks out Gino. KG buried in the Nets huddle.
Gino is dancing on Opening Night in the Garden (!!!), as the Celtics lead the Nets 115-98 with 2:52 left on the clock.
Gino comes on. KG is not amused.
Gino Time at C's opener. C's up 115-98 with 2:52 to go.
It's Gino Time and KG is on the opposing team. This is kind of awkward.
10 Celtics have played. Eight are in double figures. Bass has eight. Zeller has six.
KG called for a lane violation. Apparently he does not play for the home team anymore.
'KG' chants for Garnett after getting a technical. I think it was kind of a tribute.
Tech called on KG and Celtics fans start chanting his name.
Olynyk and KG get into it a little bit after Olynyk delivers a hard screen. KG hit with a tech. Turner entered the mix too.
KG gets T’d up. Cannot compute...
Looks like Rondo bumped knees. Appeared OK, but exited with 4:41 left. 13 points, 12 assists, seven boards.
Rondo is not favoring his knee. Chill. Stevens took him out. Rondo was saying, "I'm fine."
Stevens again going with the Rondo-Smart-Bradley lineup here. Interesting trio. Short, but mighty feisty.
Rondo adjusting his left knee brace at the line. He’s limping off it.
Rondo pulled up favoring left knee.
Olynyk's hustle performance is going to be overshadowed by Rondo's double-double but it deserves recognition, big strides from rookie year.
Rondo three rebounds shy, thus far, of his 30th career triple-double, playoffs included.
Is it too early to give Rondo his max deal?
Rondo was fully locked into that shot before nailing Bradley with the pass between the legs.
Smart gets beat on the PnR at times, but his presence in the pg’s face is persistent and disruptive.
Marcus Smart silently having a very good NBA debut. 10 points and 4 steals in 20 minutes thus far.
Smart bringing the ball up with Rondo hiding in the weak side corner.
Marcus Smart rips off Deron Williams for 4th steal of game and goes in for layup. I repeat: You're going to love this kid.
Marcus Smart picks a Deron Williams crossover, goes the other way for a layup. Man, that rookie can play him some defense.
That was Mirza who kicked the ball….
Rondo is in and needs 3 reb for his triple-double.
Can't wait to see how KG reacts when Gino comes on. Hope he tears off his Nets uniform to reveal a Gino t-shirt & retires on the spot.
Evan Turner has to stop throwing passes into traffic.
Boston Celtics 29-point leads at home.. 2013-14: 0 2014-15: 1
Celtics motion offense better than Nets no motion defense.
101-72 Celtics through 3 quarters. If Rondo doesn't get his triple-double tonight, it will be because of rest during this blowout.
The Celtics are up to 101 points after three quarters! They lead the Nets 101-72 heading into the fourth. Olynyk's 17 lead 6 C's in dbl-figs
Olynyk just did his best Bird over the backboard from the sidelines, the Celtics have 101 points in 3 quarters and my mind is blown.
The Celtics have scored 101 points in three quarters against the Nets (72).
This game is just too good.
Tonight's goal for the Celtics apparently is making sure everyone on the roster makes a season-highlight type play for the team DVD.
We're still in the third quarter. The Celtics have six guys in double figures. Four others have at least six points.
Smart nails three, but hurts foot when Joe Johnson lands on it.
Five Celtics in double figures with 1:39 left in third. Two others who will likely get there. 10 have played, seven with 15 or more minutes.