Tim Bontemps

Glad I finished working just in time for this finish.

Devin Kharpertian

Anyone know a good bar in Boston to drown your sorrows? Asking for a friend that is me.

Andrew Keh

Kevin Garnett said he went to yoga this morning. Joe Johnson was wearing a bracelet postgame that read, "Namaste."

Stefan Bondy

Kevin Garnett channeling Jason Kidd after bad loss: "We did some great things, just not enough to win."

Andrew Keh

"It was like an open gate, and all the sheep got out of the gate," Lionel Hollins said of the Nets' defense. "It was layup after layup."

Rod Boone

Deron: "They just pick-and-rolled us to death." #Nets

Rod Boone

Deron: "It’s never good to lose like this. But sh--, this sh-- opened our eyes up a little bit." #Nets

Rod Boone

Deron: "We just looked like crap out there." #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams on #Nets defensive woes: "I don’t really have an answer for you on that one. We just looked like crap out there."

Devin Kharpertian

Mirza played great down the stretch tossing up 3's. Balanced it out. New system. He'll be fine.

Devin Kharpertian

Got a few complaints about Mirza's low grade. Look beyond the numbers. Struggled on D in first half, contributed to team's deficit.

Lenn Robbins

Hollins on his tech foul.."I was trying to fight for them but they have to fight for themselves.'' #Celtics outscored #Nets 15-1 after the T

Tim Bontemps

Garnett said Rondo was "classy" tonight. "He said he was what, 83 percent? Some 83 percent."

Mike Mazzeo

Deron when asked about the D: We played like crap. ... it was embarrassing #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams: "Anytime you're giving up that number of layups, effort is a problem."

Tim Bontemps

Garnett says seeing "Gino Time" was "my low point of the night."

Tim Bontemps

Kevin Garnett: "We have to play harder. We have to have more grit."

Tim Bontemps

Nets get blown out by Celtics in rough opening act of the season: nyp.st/13gf2aK

Rod Boone

Really quiet #Nets locker room. Feels like they just lost a Game 7 in embarrassing fashion. Guys are certainly down.

Devin Kharpertian

Taylor Swift cursed New York basketball as we know it

Tim Bontemps

Hollins was asked if biggest issue defensively was communication, effort, execution. "All of the above."

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins on #Nets defense tonight: "It's like an open gate. All the sheep got out of the gate. It was layup after layup."

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins on picking up tech: "I was trying to fight for them but they have to fight for themselves."

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins on his tech: I was fighting for them but they've gotta fight for themselves #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Hollins said biggest issue defensively was breakdowns in pick-and-roll coverages, which led to plenty of other breakdowns.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins on Nets defense: "Gates were open."

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins on his technical foul: "I was trying to fight for them, but they have to fight for themselves."

Devin Kharpertian

That was disgusting. Season-opening Game Grades, which are not disgusting, and have a fresh new look: bkga.me/1p415a1

Rod Boone

Rondo finished a bit shy of a triple double: Had 13 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds. Mirza led #Nets with 20 points.

Mike Mazzeo

Troll of the game: Well, at least the #Nets won the rebounding battle.

Devin Kharpertian

Hard to stop future MVP Kelly Olynyk

Fred Kerber

Got a weird feeling there could be lots of A-Rod stories in papers during New York basketball season this year

Fred Kerber

#Nets D looks swell giving up just 14 pts in 4th Q v #Celtics Of course if you want to be picky, they gave up 101 through three quarters

Fred Kerber

Great thing 4 #Knicks: they go right back at it tomorrow nite v #Cavs. In Cleveland. In LeBron's return. Screw it, they play Philly 4 times

Lenn Robbins

In his 20th season, the fire still burns..down 15, KG gets called for a technical..#Nets & the crowd in #BostonCeltics goes wild. #Respect

Andrew Keh

Garnett gets a technical late in the fourth and TD Garden swells with chants of "K.G."

Rod Boone

Alan Anderson and Kelly Olynyk get into it. Kevin Garnett called for a technical. Crowd chants, "KG!"

Mike Mazzeo

Tensions escalating. Garnett given a T. Chants of KG, KG, KG! #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Kevin Garnett hit with a technical foul. Small scuffle between him, Olynyk, Alan Anderson.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets proving it’s hard to win in the NBA when athleticism is your weakness.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets Only source of concern for the #Celtics tonight..Rondo limping..staying in the game..Special player #NBA better with him on the court

Fred Kerber

What a great World Series game. What a....not great #Knicks game. The #Nets? Well, they showed up. Allegedly

Tim Bontemps

Jeff Green went down hard after going up for an alley-oop, but just got up and looks fine. Nets trail 110-94 with 5:34 left.

Mike Mazzeo

Three #Nets just tried to grab a rebound. With no one around them. No one got the ball.

Devin Kharpertian

MIRZA GOIN FULL MIRZA

Devin Kharpertian

Correction: Smart got a hand on the ball. Nice play by the rookie.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams just crossed himself up and it led to a layup for Marcus Smart.

Fred Kerber

OK I looked it up: Most opening nite points surrendered by #Nets: 119 done twice 1984 119-104 L v Atl; 1999 119-112 L v Indy. You're welcome

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams back in to start the fourth, along with Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic and Cory Jefferson.

Lenn Robbins

The #Celtics have put up 101 points after three quarters, Can't blame it on no Brook Lopez and Shaun Livingston #Nets

Andrew Keh

Kelly Olynyk just hit a twirling baseline floater at the third quarter buzzer to give the Celtics 101 points.

Stefan Bondy

End of third quarter. Celtics 101, Nets 72. You can turn off the game.

Tim Bontemps

And a Kelly Olynyk turnaround jumper at the buzzer makes it 101-72 Celtics here after three. Will be surprised if any starters play in 4th.

Rod Boone

#Celtics are closing in on 100 points (they have 99 at moment) and there's still 40 seconds left in the 3rd Q.

Devin Kharpertian

See: Nets, Brooklyn RT @JimMcIlvaine: “@Russ Bengston: @Devin Kharpertian Nets need @JimMcIlvaine back.” Is someone having car trouble?

Mike Mazzeo

Turner 20-foot three-point plays, Smart four-point plays, let's just call it a night #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

I’ve thought the Nets hit rock bottom four times tonight.

Stefan Bondy

Knew the Nets were going to miss Shaun Livingston on defense but. ...Celtics have 95 points with 1:23 remaining in the third.

Lenn Robbins

Wow, even Evan Turner looking good tonight. #Nets #Celtics

Stefan Bondy

Nets close to allowing 100 points in three quarters.

Devin Kharpertian

Whole lot of standing around for the Nets on offense right now.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets going super-small now: D-Will, Bogdanovic, Johnson, Kirilenko, Teletovic at 5.

Devin Kharpertian

He’s good RT @Andrew Keh: Rondo has 11 points and 11 assists midway through the third.

Andrew Keh

Rondo has 11 points and 11 assists midway through the third.

Tim Bontemps

Just when it looked like the Nets might get back in the game, a quick five points for Boston – including a banked-in Rondo 3 – has C's up 24

Rod Boone

Rajon Rondo just banked in a three. #Celtics lead 84-60 with 5:26 left in 3rd quarter. #goodnight

Devin Kharpertian

Rajon Rondo just banked in a three.

Devin Kharpertian

Rondo just tilted Deron Williams off the dribble.

Fred Kerber

Remember #Nets started 10-21 last yr then Kidd went w/ small ball. He could do that aga....oh, wait. Never mind. Kiki'll think of something

Lenn Robbins

Signs of life..#nets open the second half on a 15-8 spurt..#Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls a TO. Lionel Hollins learning who will fight

Tim Bontemps

Nets have come out much better in the third quarter, but we'll see if they can find a way to claw their way back into the game.

Lenn Robbins

KG has been called for 2 fouls. Both offensive fouls. Both llegal picks. #NBA refs began making that a priority last season and this #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Per @Mike Mazzeo: Mason Plumlee just hit the first shot out of the paint in his career. http://t.co/g89onrv1Vs

Mike Mazzeo

Mason Plumlee just hit his first shot outside the paint of his career on that hook. Then had a nice block/dunk #mrbrightside #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Nets are 10% on 50-50 plays.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets get five quick points to open the third on a leaning jumper by D-Will and an open 3 from Bogdanovic.

Devin Kharpertian

The Celtics media room doesn’t serve scotch so I am drowning my sorrows in Skittles.

Devin Kharpertian

Through the first half, Nets have more turnovers (10) than assists (9).

Fred Kerber

Trying to watch three things at once is tough, but I think Taj Gibson just drove in Alex Gordon with a fly ball to Rajon Rondo

Tim Bontemps

Celtics lead 67-41 at the half after about as rough a 24 minutes of basketball as you could see from the Nets.

Mike Mazzeo

Coaching changes. New systems. Coaches having to adapt to new personnel that may not best fit their style. Could take a while, again #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams made a nice drive to the rim, and then his finger rolled bounced straight off the front of it. Sums up the night so far.

Rod Boone

With 1:02 left in 1st half, #Nets trail #Celtics 60-41. #yikes

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets are giving up 61 percent shooting and trail by 19 in Boston. To the rebuilding Celtics.

Stefan Bondy

Nets are playing so bad. Celtics 60, Brooklyn 41.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee gets a quick hook. Jerome Jordan getting playing time in both quarters.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee back to the bench for Jerome Jordan. Rough night for him so far.

Devin Kharpertian

Is this bad defense please advise http://t.co/9MboQRjTZL

Andrew Keh

Nets playing like they are pregnant

Devin Kharpertian

The Celtics have 32 points in the paint in the first 21 minutes.

Rod Boone

#Nets are all out of whack. More bad moments than good.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins gets a technical for getting on the refs.