Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Brooklyn Nets (14-5) play against the Boston Celtics (9-9) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Brooklyn Nets 123, Boston Celtics 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
“We know how to lock Patty ass up.”
Ime Udoka gave the Celtics the game plan. But when calls didn’t go their way and shots didn’t fall early, they lost that edge and couldn’t lock Patty ass up.
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Boston Celtics @celtics
“We have been playing good basketball, and we’ve got to continue to play good basketball.”
Brooklyn outplayed us Wednesday night, but Jaylen Brown says we won’t let one bad loss obstruct the progress we’ve been making over the last few weeks.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…12:52 AM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
New on BSJ: Boston Celtics not quite ready to run with East’s best
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/11/25/kar…12:41 AM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
“I felt that was the first time in a while that we got out-hustled and outworked.”
The Celtics were feeling pretty good about themselves. Then the Nets came to town.
bostonglobe.com/2021/11/24/spo…12:32 AM
Boston Celtics @celtics
We let our offense affect our defense tonight against the Nets. pic.twitter.com/FGq4u4P8NH12:24 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
123-104, Brooklyn is the final.
Celtics drop to 10-9, it’s just their 5th loss this year by more than four points.
Four of those five have been at home.
Tonight’s bizarre stat…Jayson Tatum +101 this year, was a -33 in a 19-point loss. – 11:42 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Draft Prospects on Wed
Adama Sanogo, 30 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk
Jabari Smith, 22 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl
EJ Liddell, 23 pts, 5 reb, 5 blks
Johnny Davis, 20 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl
Caleb Houstan, 14 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk – 11:39 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
KD after passing fellow DMV product Allen Iverson for 25th on the #NBA scoring list: “I was a center, power forward on my young team & we all were long-crossing & double-crossing…To pass him on the list and to be up there w/ some of the greats on that list is incredible.” #nets11:33 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
First thing @Patrick Mills is having tomorrow?
☕️☕️☕️ pic.twitter.com/1TRJ6VmYWc11:30 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 | @Patrick Mills: still doesn’t need a winter coat 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjKnsz0VJ611:15 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Atlanta native Jaylen Brown on the Ahmaud Arbery verdict:
#AhmaudArbery pic.twitter.com/eBUWUiPvX811:13 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Chris Duarte has now gotten public praise from LeBron James and Kevin Durant, and Duarte said in his post game media tonight that Melo gave him praise after the game.
He’s got a bright future. What a player he is already. – 11:05 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown asked if the Nets are better than the Celtics: “We obviously are a good team and we look forward to playing against anybody. We don’t put anybody before ourselves. So I don’t know how to answer that question…We believe in ourselves every time we step on the court.” – 11:01 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 | All business for KD in Boston pic.twitter.com/0fRGR3gzXd11:01 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “Obviously this wasn’t our best game. We didn’t come out and play with that tenacity that we (showed) in recent games.”
He thought some of the tough shots discouraged the Celtics.
“I think we let some makes and misses dictate how we were going to play.” – 10:55 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown said his hamstring “felt better” tonight than it did last game.
“I’m moving in the right direction.” – 10:54 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown: I feel better today than I felt last game – 10:53 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford: “There was not much movement. And it’s going to be tough (like that).” – 10:50 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford: “I think we probably gave them a little too much respect.” #Celtics #Nets10:49 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford asked if the Nets sent them a message tonight: “Definitely. They came out the more aggressive team. We gave them too much respect in my opinion. They are what they are, they’re a good team. It’s a good learning experience for our group.” – 10:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford on playing the Nets: “I think we probably gave them a little too much respect, in my opinion.” – 10:48 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford on Nets: “We gave them too much respect, in my opinion…It’s a good learning experience for our group.” – 10:48 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Jusuf Nurkic is the first @Portland Trail Blazers player with a double-double in the first quarter since LaMarcus Aldridge on Feb. 1, 2014 against the Raptors. #RipCity10:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford: “I think at times we were just a little too stagnant on offense.” – 10:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 | Squad banded together in Boston pic.twitter.com/7hecze824N10:45 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Just settling in — Understanding what’s needed from me. Staying ready, being ready.”
⁃Patty Mills on catching fire from deep as of late. – 10:42 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills also says,
“It was good to see what we’re capable of — And now we have to just continue going down that same path.” – 10:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant and Patty Mills echo James Harden that this was the Nets’ most complete win of the year. – 10:41 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“We managed to get off to a good start and we fed of each other’s energy, especially on the defensive end.” – 10:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Durant said he was exchanging in friendly banter with Ime Udoka during the game, and that he grew close with him over last year with Brooklyn and then with Team USA. Said he always enjoys winning here, because it’s a tough place to play, but Udoka being here “makes it sweeter.” – 10:40 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“The great teams limit their mistakes — And I think we’re doing a solid job.” – 10:39 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“I don’t think that it’s going to tell us too much on what’s going to happen down the line.”
⁃Kevin Durant on where teams stand right now. – 10:38 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“We’re still growing together as a unit, but at the end of the day, greatness is what we want and we have to continue to strive for that.” – @Kelly Oubre
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA10:38 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs fall 124-106 to Hawks for their sixth loss in a row. It’s their longest since they dropped eight straight in November 2019.
Two games left in this four-game homestand, Friday vs. Boston and next Monday vs. Washington. – 10:37 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kevin Durant said passing Allen Iverson on the all-time scoring list means the world to him. He was a little kid in the DC area when Iverson was starring at Georgetown, and said he emulated his crossovers while being a power forward and center on his childhood teams. – 10:37 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s always ready — We feed off him a lot … Being able to kick out to him is a luxury.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Patty Mills. – 10:36 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“We’re going to need all our bigs for the entire year no matter what — We’re gonna need him (Blake Griffin) to be ready so we could be the team we want to be.” – 10:35 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“I’m just being more physical — Taking pride in one-on-one defense too.” – 10:34 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It means the world. I dedicated my life to this game at an early age. I watched all of these guys that I’m passing up.”
⁃Kevin Durant on passing Allen Iverson at #25 on the all-time scoring list. – 10:33 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant on passing Allen Iverson on the all-time scoring list: “I watched all of these guys that I’m passing. Iverson was a pantheon for me.” – 10:32 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Kev and Patty leading a well-rounded effort tonight 📊 pic.twitter.com/NtJFCmsZ8i10:31 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Julius Randle: “This s–t takes time, bro. The thing about us is we’ve stayed encouraged, we’ve stayed positive; we’ve had highs, we’ve had lows, but once it starts clicking we’re going to be a really, really good team.”
NYK starters making small strides: sny.tv/articles/knick…10:28 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Ime Udoka on winning three of four at home: “I told the group, ‘Good homestead, but it could’ve been a great one.'” – 10:26 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he told the group “good home stand, but it could have been a great one” if they had beaten the Nets tonight. – 10:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said the expectation is Jaylen Brown will have some stiffness and soreness in his hamstring for another week or so. As long as it doesn’t get worse, or Brown has a real setback, the Celtics believe he can continue to play. – 10:26 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden also says,
“We got a professional group — Just trying to get a little personality out of them … It’s still early. I feel like I be overly talking.” – 10:25 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“We want to play well every game — We focused on ourselves and getting better.” – 10:25 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown is expected to have some soreness and stiffness over the next week or so. If there are no setbacks, Udoka said the Celtics are optimistic he will continue to play through it. – 10:25 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“One thing about Cam (Thomas), he got the ultimate green light and confidence — It’s impressive. He works his butt off.” – 10:24 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden said Cam Thomas has the ultimate green light and confidence. Said he’s seen other guys with that but few can back it up. – 10:23 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“That’s a huge emphasis we’re working on.”
⁃James Harden on rebounding. – 10:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka: “That was the first game in a while where I felt we got out-hustled and out-worked.”
Udoka also said the Celtics can’t let offensive struggles impact their defense. – 10:22 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We not worried — Once he gets going, it just brings a different element to our game.”
⁃James Harden on LaMarcus Aldridge’s slow start. – 10:22 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka: “Can’t let the offense affect our defense.” He thought that impacted the Celtics in the wrong way tonight. – 10:22 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“Our engagement defensively helped us offensively — That kind of carried the wave throughout the course of the game.” – 10:21 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he felt that was “the first game in a while” the Celtics were out hustled. – 10:21 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka said he thought Celtics got a tough whistle in the second quarter but the made and missed shots definitely impacted the C’s defense. – 10:20 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden said this was the Nets most complete game of the year. Not that my opinion is worth much, but I agree. – 10:20 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Guys are stepping up — We’re in a good place right now.”
⁃James Harden on not having Bruce Brown, Joe Harris and Nicolas Claxton. – 10:20 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“We have a long way to, but we’re definitely in the right direction and it feels good.” – 10:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden bangs on the wall separating the locker room from the press conference room. “Keep it down. I’m doing media.” – 10:19 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“One of the quietest teams I’ve been around, but they’re coming out of their shell — We’re not a loud group.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Nets. – 10:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said the Nets are one of the quietest teams he’s been around. Thinks they’re coming out of their shell. – 10:17 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
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Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash admits the Nets still need Joe Harris’ shooting. – 10:16 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s a quality road win — That’s a team that’s playing quality basketball.”
⁃Steve Nash on beating the Boston Celtics. – 10:15 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Steve Nash says Brooklyn’s organization and physicality defensively helped the Nets slow down Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Calls Brooklyn’s performance a quality win, and says it is helping the Nets continue to establish their identity this season. – 10:15 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It picked up our pace. LA (LaMarcus Aldridge) is not the fastest guy on the floor.”
⁃Steve Nash on the impact LaMarcus Aldridge provided in the starting lineup. – 10:14 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Contract evaluation for Patty Mills.
The Brooklyn guard has outplayed his contract this season by $12M.
Mills has shot 33/56 from 3 in his last 6 games.
@profitxai pic.twitter.com/lHefw4txw510:10 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“We came in and brought the juice. Brought the enthusiasm — It’s fun when you play like that.” – 10:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets win 123-104
Celtics – 37.4% shooting overall
Celtics – 11-48 three-pointers
Nets – 50.6% shooting overall
Nets – 14-35 three-pointers
Those are the only stats you really need to know from this one. – 10:07 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics were 11 for 48 from behind the 3-point arc tonight. Patty Mills was 7 for 10. – 10:07 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics get pounded by the #Nets 123-104. Not a good performance. Smart 20, Tatum 15, Brown 13, Schroder 10; Mills 23, Durant 21, Harden 20, Aldridge 17. – 10:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Celtics 123-104. Complete game from the Nets. Cam Thomas, Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge shined. Blake Griffin DNPed. The defense held. Kevin Durant did KD things and the Celtics fans were silent on Kyrie Irving. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Coverage coming. – 10:06 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
FINAL: Nets 123, Celtics 104
Patty Mills (23 PTS, 7 3PM), Kevin Durant (21 PTS, 8 ASTS), James Harden (20 PTS, 11 ASTS) & the Nets make it FOUR straight wins. The short-handed Nets led by as many as 29 in the contest while not even allowing Boston to build a lead of their own. – 10:06 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Nets crush Celtics 123-104 to snap Boston’s five game winning streak at the Garden. – 10:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
FINAL: NETS 123, CELTICS 104 – 10:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Celtics fan to Jayson Tatum: “Hey Jayson sit with your team, instead of on the bike doing nothing!” – 10:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets are really good.
Celtics shot poorly.
Tony Brothers happened at the worst possible time for Tony Brothers to happen.
None caused Boston to lose alone, but all three contributed greatly. – 10:02 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
3-pointers:
Patty Mills – 7-10
#Celtics – 11-47 – 10:01 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
I would probably estimate Patty Mills is shooting 50 percent from 3 in his career against the Celtics. – 9:58 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Patty Mills is now 8-12 overall and 7-10 from 3 after that latest corner 3. He’s been fantastic tonight, and is up to 23 points. Celtics have fought to get back into this game, but Nets are up 113-96 with 4:08 to go as Ime Udoka empties his bench. – 9:58 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Can’t give Patty Mills a modicum of space: He’s hit 7-of-10 threes tonight and has 23 points. Another sensational performance that should put him above 50% shooting from 3 on the season. #Nets9:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills is killing the Celtics on corner 3s. – 9:57 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Interesting that Ime is keeping Tatum and Brown on the bench down 13 with 5:24 left. This current lineup has been playing hard though. #Celtics #Nets9:56 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash is riding Paul Millsap and James Johnson so far in the 4th quarter, which is an interesting decision given DeAndre’ Bembry and LaMarcus Aldridge were in the game when the Nets blew the game wide open. – 9:55 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
I like the fight the Celtics are showing. And Schroder on a whole has looked more like the guy he was in OKC two years ago and much less like the guy he was on the Lakers last year – 9:55 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Celtics keep hanging around. Credit to Marcus Smart for leading this charge — could have easily just packed it in. – 9:54 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics still sort of hanging around after the Smart 4-point play and Langford bucket. 13 point game with 5:28 left. – 9:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Celtics have it down to 13 with 5:28 left. – 9:53 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart with a team-high 20 points and 8 assists so far. He’s the lone starter who has brought it offensively tonight. – 9:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant switches hands under the rim and finishes through the contact with some English to kill Boston’s momentum. Jayson Tatum just exited the game and got on the stationary bike. – 9:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Celtics are on a 20-9 run, but it’s coming a little too late. The Nets are built to close out games. – 9:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Smart
Parker
Langford
Those are the three guys who gave the Celtics life. – 9:49 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
This back and forth between Harden and Smart is epic. Both on the floor after banging heads. – 9:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills has hit some tough 3s tonight and drills another one to silence the Celtics fans. Mills is 6/9 from downtown for 20 points. – 9:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Mills draws a charge and puts on his steel-toed shoes and hard hat. – 9:44 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Huge huge charge taken there by Patty Mills. That might be the ball game. – 9:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jabari Parker is plus-14 in 6 minutes, and Boston is within 14 with 10 to go. – 9:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash is subbing Kevin Durant back into the game. The Celtics have cut the Nets’ lead down to 14 here in the 4th quarter and now have momentum. – 9:43 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Romeo Langford is 2-for-2 tonight from 3. He’s now shooting 46.4% on the season.
Low volume (28 attempts), but a nice development over the first month or so of the season. – 9:43 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics secret weapon against the Nets is apparently Jabari Parker – 9:43 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Smart just picked up three fouls in 12 seconds. #Celtics down 14 with 10 min left – 9:43 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Three fouls on Marcus Smart in the last five seconds. He’s been almost in James Harden’s jersey trying to spark the Celtics. – 9:42 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Harden draws back-to-back questionable fouls on Smart and the Garden is fired up about it. – 9:42 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum is about to check in #Celtics #Nets9:41 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Quick five points to start the fourth for Boston forces a timeout from Brooklyn and gets some life into the crowd here at The Garden. Still time left for the Celtics to make this interesting, down 97-81 with 11:14 to go. – 9:39 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics have scored 13 straight…cutting the deficit from 29 to 16, 97-81, with 11:14 to play.
Just going to put this here on the off chance we want it later… pic.twitter.com/NZ1cf9rzYt9:39 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
#Celtics run + Jump Around + tee shirt toss = Garden crowd right back in it!! – 9:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
13-0 Celtics run to bridge the quarters and they’ve cut the Nets lead to 16 points. Timeout Brooklyn. – 9:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Signs of life here from the Celtics, who have cut the Nets’ once 29-point lead to 16 in the opening minute of the 4th quarter. Timeout, Steve Nash: He’s probably going to put some big guns back into the game to end it for good. #Nets9:38 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
13-0 Celtics run and Garden is coming alive a little bit. – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Last time I declared a game over this early, Jayson Tatum went bananas and scored 60 points in an crazy comeback win. pic.twitter.com/FwSpoSzv7V9:36 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Gotta give the great @RealBillRussell credit. He’s still sitting courtside watching the #Celtics get pounded by the #Nets. Great to see him in Boston. – 9:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After 3: Nets 97, Celtics 72. Brooklyn has not looked like a team ranked 14th in offense, shooting 52 percent overall and 11-23 from 3. Boston, meanwhile, just can’t buy a bucket. The Celtics have gone 9-37 from 3; they’ve gotten plenty of open looks, but they just haven’t fallen – 9:35 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 3rd QTR: Nets 97, Celtics 76
Patty Mills (17 PTS, 5 3PM) , LaMarcus Aldridge (17 PTS, 9 REBS), Kevin Durant (16 PTS, 7 ASTS) & the Nets are embarrassing the Celtics at TD Garden. The Nets are putting on a masterclass defensively & offensively, everyone is getting involved. – 9:33 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
8-0 run to cut the lead to 21 at the end of the quarter…
There’s absolutely no evidence to suggest this will happen, but Boston has blown 4th quarter leads like this before so who knows here. – 9:33 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Put the Celtics in rice.. or stuffing… or whatever your favorite Thanksgiving side is. The Nets are up 21 and have pummeled them all game long. Sensational performance by Brooklyn. This is supposed to be a hostile environment, but Nets took the life right out of TD Garden. – 9:33 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The LeBron at center lineup looked really promising for a few minutes against Boston and it’s been great tonight. That might have to become a staple if LeBron and Russ aren’t gonna be fully staggered, and it might even be worth exploring when LeBron plays without AD and Russ. – 9:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 97-76 after three
Celtics – mostly bad
Nets – all good – 9:33 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Celtics 97-76. Nets have five guys in double figures. They’ve taken care of the ball. They’ve guarded. This is about as complete of a game as they’ve played this season. – 9:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jabari Parker has come in and is playing like a bull in a China shop and it’s been effective. – 9:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns’ winning streak reaches 14 games. That’s their best win of the year so far in terms of the fight for it. Close and competitive for all 48 minutes.
Back-to-back in New York is up next with the Knicks on Friday and Nets the day after. – 9:31 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Celtics have the worst fourth quarter net rating in the NBA … but the Nets have the fourth-worst fourth quarter net rating in the NBA. This might mean something. I don’t know. – 9:31 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃
#AllFly | @Lowes pic.twitter.com/l5wSad1XYQ9:30 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
I may or may not have been thinking JB Bickerstaff and Wes Unseld Jr were the same person all season 😂
It’s like the Martin twins, identical! pic.twitter.com/ux6B5BTqfl9:29 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden is three rebounds shy of a triple-double. – 9:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That Cam Thomas shot tells you everything you need to know about this game. – 9:29 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Cam Thomas is hitting some ridiculous shots – 9:28 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Terry: 27 PTS, 6 STL, 5 AST
LaMelo: 22 PTS, 4 AST
Kelly: 21 PTS, 6 REB
Miles: 11 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST
Hornets: Win
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/s51cgAYJv09:26 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
The Celtics aren’t this bad, but the Nets might be this good. – 9:26 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Tatum heads for the exercise bike and a fan shouts, “Tatum, you’re down 30.” Think he knows. – 9:25 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
1 point for every side dish we’re going to eat tomorrow.
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA pic.twitter.com/dU6Ukk4tyn9:20 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brown and Tatum are a combined 5-for-23 FG and 1-for-14 on 3pt.
#Celtics #Nets9:20 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
After five straight home wins, and the 3rd best net rating in the NBA over the last 3 weeks…Celtics taking a beating tonight.
89-60, Nets, mid-3rd.
2nd 20-point deficit for Boston this year.
7th 14-point deficit, 5 of which have come at home.
7 of 8 on the road starts Friday – 9:20 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If you are watching the rest of this Celtics game and aren’t paid to do so or aren’t a Nets fan, you’re making a poor choice.
Go do almost literally anything else. First two episodes of Hawkeyes dropped. They were fun! First three episodes of Wheel of Time are out there too! – 9:19 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
THE NETS PUSH THE LEAD TO 29! Without Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Bruce Brown and Nic Claxton this team is only scratching the surface of their true potential. – 9:18 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Feeling THANKFUL for Hornets basketball! 🤗
#AllFly | @NewAmsterdam pic.twitter.com/daNhBK7TAI9:18 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Boos raining down here at the TD Garden as the Nets have extended their lead to 29 with 5:22 to go in the 3rd quarter. 4 Nets players are in double-figure scoring and LaMarcus Aldridge has hit his stride here in the 2nd half.
The Nets offense looks supercharged tonight. – 9:18 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
This game has a real 2020-21 feel. Missed shots lead to bad defense lead to easy #Nets buckets. Brooklyn definitely sending a message here. BRK 89, BOS 60. – 9:17 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
James Harden makes another 3, forcing another Ime Udoka timeout. Brooklyn has now outscored Boston 27-11 to start the third, and leads 89-60 with 5:22 to go in the quarter. – 9:17 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ defense no longer switching and it’s paying off nypost.com/2021/11/24/net… via @nypostsports9:17 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
If Kyrie Irving were here to stomp on the logo, this would feel just like the 2021 playoffs. – 9:17 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics are down 29 and the boo birds are out at the Garden. – 9:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills might be having a contest to see who can hit the tougher shot. – 9:14 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
came out of half with an appetite for buckets pic.twitter.com/p6ID3Iqcwo9:14 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The ball movement is beautiful, the defense is suffocating, the communication is there. Brooklyn just won’t put Boston out of their misery on this 22-6 run. – 9:12 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics have been outscored 18-3 to start the third quarter, after being outscored 11-3 to start the second. That 23-point swing has built the majority of Brooklyn’s 80-52 lead. – 9:12 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Nets have opened the third with an 18-3 run – 9:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets have opened up a 28-point lead over the Celtics in Boston. This is how you win a game. You dominate them. – 9:11 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
18-3 Nets run to open the second half. – 9:11 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is really impressive switching onto guards and defending in isos. Did really well against Harden a couple weeks ago, and moved his feet really well against Donovan Mitchell. – 9:10 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets 11-3 run to start the half pushed the lead to 21. – 9:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have let the officiating take them out of their game now. And the Nets know it and have amped up their physicality on defense. – 9:08 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Just like they started the 2nd quarter, it’s an 11-3 run to start the 3rd for Brooklyn and now it’s a 21 point lead. Nets have been in control basically the whole night – 9:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets start the half on a 11-3 run and have pushed the lead to 21. – 9:07 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Nets start 3Q on an 11-2 run and the #Celtics are down 21. Again, letting missed shots affect their defense. – 9:07 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets have their LARGEST LEAD of the night at 21! – 9:07 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge is heating up. after missing his first four shots, he’s shot 4-for-5 from the field. He’s got eight and five. – 9:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Celtics: LaMidRange is back in action and has hit back-to-back shots to give the Nets a 21-point lead in the 3rd quarter. Where I come from, 21 points means you pass the sticks. Almost time for Celtics to get ready for Thanksgiving. – 9:06 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Logo LaMelo strikes again! 👌👌👌
@LaMelo Ball | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/eMrxxso5cs9:05 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
It takes Grant Williams to drive and dish the ball. He’s been doing a pretty decent job recently of making decisions after being run off the 3 point line – 9:05 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Assistant coach Will Hardy discusses what we need to change on both ends of the court during the second half.
📺 @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/o7Hb39Zlqu9:04 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Apparently Ime Udoka got a technical foul heading into the locker room. Durant missed the FT – 9:04 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Ball don’t lie KD – 9:02 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka was assessed the tech at the end of the first half. #Celtics #Nets9:02 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Kevin Durant is on pace for his first scoring title (and highest scoring average) in 8 years. It would be the longest ever between scoring titles. – 8:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is shooting it horribly, especially on open shots. I counted at least 12 open to wide-open misses in the first half.
On the plus side, the process is generating good looks. 12 assists on 17 baskets and generating so many open shots is good stuff. – 8:55 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
5️⃣ – @Jayson Tatum (650)
6️⃣ – Bird (649) pic.twitter.com/Syi6hndP4D8:54 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
YOU HAVE BEEN MARTINIZED‼️ 💥
@cody_martin15 | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/UqTYFluZOG8:52 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tough end to the half for the Celtics. They cut the Nets lead to 9. Then couldn’t secure a rebound. Then looked like a missed goaltending call on a Schroder layup. Then Nets scored again.
Brooklyn leads by 13. Could/should have been 7 points. – 8:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Great to see Jevon Carter’s shot start falling. The defense is there and if the shot falls, it makes him exponentially more playable. Carter is 2/2 from downtown tonight in Boston. – 8:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Blake Griffin is in the doghouse. He did not play in the first half and has not played well at all this season. Nash started LMA and brought Millsap off the bench first Griffin leads league in charges but is shooting 16% from 3, 31% from field and hasn’t been very effective. – 8:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Just when it looked like the C’s were closing some ground at the end, a tough non-goaltend call and LMA jumper. C’s down 13 at the half, shooting 37%, 25.9% from 3. – 8:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 62-49 at the half
Tatum – 9 points
Schroder – 9 points
Smart – 7 points
Kanter – 7 points
Celtics – 7-27 3PAs
Celtics – 4 turnovers
Durant – 12 points
Mills – 12 points
Thomas – 8 points
Nets – 8-14 3PAs
Nets – 2 turnovers – 8:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
HALF: Nets 62, Celtics 49
Patty Mills (12 PTS, 4 3PM), Kevin Durant (10 PTS, 2 ASTS) & the Nets are working the Celtics. Boston is being held to 37% shooting from the field and 26% accuracy from deep. Brooklyn’s hot shooting from downtown though (57%) continues to shine. – 8:49 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Cam with the block.
LA beats the clock. pic.twitter.com/eWRQf8DVPP8:49 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets lead 62-49 at the break on a dozen from Durant and Patty Mills. They held the #Celtics to 37 percent shooting, 7-of-27 from deep. Cam Thomas showed well with eight points but more importantly two assists, a block and solid D. – 8:49 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Halftime ☘️
Tatum – 9PTS, 4RBS, 2AST
Schroder- 9PTS, 3RBS, 2AST
Kanter – 7PTS, 5RBS
Smart – 7PTS, 4AST pic.twitter.com/EPWqzO74O08:49 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
This is one of those games the #Celtics are getting too focused on officiating. Need to just play ball in the second half. #Nets8:48 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime: Nets 62, Celtics 49. Brooklyn is shooting 8-14 from 3-point range, as Durant and Harden each has 12 points to lead the Nets. Celtics started hitting 3s in the second, but are still 7-27 for the game from deep. Tatum and Schroder each have 9 to lead Boston. – 8:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Celtics 62-49. Durant and Mills each with 12. Cam Thomas with eight. Celtics getting a lot of open looks from 3 and simply aren’t hitting them. The Nets are. BK is shooting 57 percent from 3. Without Joe Harris. Do we see Blake Griffin in the second half? – 8:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
HALFTIME: Nets 62, Celtics 49
Steve Nash has let Cam Thomas run free, and he’s off to 8 points in 14 minutes and played impressive defense, including a block on Dennis Schroder. Nets getting production from all over: Carter has 6, Bembry has 7. Great 1st half for Brooklyn. – 8:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think Tatum or Udoka just picked up a technical walking off the court for halftime. Nets might be shooting when they come out to start the second half. – 8:48 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Nets lead #Celtics 62-49 at halftime. Mills 12, Durant 12, Bembry 7, Harden 7; Tatum 9, Smart 7, Kanter 7. – 8:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas with a block. He beat the shotclock a few possessions earlier. – 8:46 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Fans inside @tdgarden were ready to explode… and then LMA grabbed the rebound.
FTs, btw — 14/17 BRK, 8/8 BOS. – 8:46 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
12 mins to secure a win!
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/O2Pe47EMzl8:45 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I- I don’t think Dennis Schroder can guard Cam Thomas? – 8:45 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
That’s a tough call on Grant Williams. He played good defense there. – 8:44 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Pardon my language, but WTAF was that call on Grant Williams?!? – 8:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If the Celtics start hitting shots, they’ll win this game. They’re making the right reads on offense. Just missing a lot of shots. – 8:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is down after taking landing awkwardly in a tangle-up with Grant Williams. He appears to be ok. – 8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant just hit the ground and immediately grabbed for his back. He took his time getting up but appears to be fine. #Nets8:43 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
COOKIES + YAMS FOR KD
🎥 @NetsOnYES pic.twitter.com/rsVK4aVrKK8:43 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics are getting a lot of clean looks from 3-point range but just can’t get any to fall. They’re now 4-for-22 on the night from deep, while Patty Mills is 4-for-5 by himself, & the Nets are 8-for-13. Nets are up 52-37 late in second, though De’Andre Bembry just got T’d up. – 8:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Live look at the Celtics shooting three-pointers tonight: pic.twitter.com/G8kpceujpJ8:39 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Moving up in the record books ☘️
#HumanBehindTheNumber | @TDBank_US pic.twitter.com/TInLzv9MiL8:38 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics are 4-for-21 from the 3-point line. #Nets8:37 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nets’ Kevin Durant passes Allen Iverson for 25th place on all-time NBA scoring list
cbssports.com/nba/news/nets-…8:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics just lost a point when a Schroder three was changed to a two. – 8:36 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
As if things aren’t bad enough for Boston right now. A previous 3 pointer by Schroder was overturned and is a 2, so a point comes off the board for Boston – 8:36 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Jevon heating up from downtown! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/BiMOsfgULI8:36 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kanter let Harden know about it after he dropped him with a killer screen to free up Tatum. – 8:33 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Kanter just laid Harden out with a screen and then skipped back up the floor in delight. #Celtics #Nets8:32 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum just hit the 650th three-pointer of NBA career, passing Larry Bird on the Celtics’ all-time list. pic.twitter.com/Y5EQUPOxtB8:32 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston wins the challenge, but it becomes a jump. Mills had clearly lost the ball out of bounds. That part of the review process needs cleaned up. – 8:31 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Harden is 1-of-5 & KD has taken 3 shots, yet the Nets still lead by 15. – 8:31 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka wins challenge. No foul on Tatum. Significant for now. #Celtics #Nets8:30 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Challenge successful. Call on Tatum overturned – 8:30 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Successful challenge. No foul on Tatum. Jump ball – 8:30 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Not only is Ime Udoka trying to prevent Tatum’s 3rd personal foul, it looks like this a winnable review – 8:29 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Durant pass Iverson for 25th on NBA all-time scoring list nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/24/wat…8:28 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
LaMarcus Aldridge gets #Nets starting nod over struggling Blake Griffin nypost.com/2021/11/24/net… via @nypostsports8:28 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum pleaded with Boston’s bench to challenge that call, after it looked like he didn’t touch Patty Mills. Boston does so, in an attempt to get what would be Tatum’s third foul off the books early in the second. – 8:28 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka’s going to challenge Tatum’s third foul, when he apparently tripped Patty Mills. It’s early 2Q but #Celtics can’t afford Tatum to sit with foul trouble down 15. #Nets8:27 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum asking the Celtics coaches to challenge that foul call. And they are. – 8:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Jayson Tatum. – 8:27 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics challenging the call – 8:27 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
That’s three fouls on Tatum with 9:16 left in the half. – 8:27 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
The two Celtics with early energy? Schroder and Kanter. – 8:25 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
smile, baby. 11-3 Brooklyn run! pic.twitter.com/8KhLwI26qt8:24 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
3-pointers tonight..
Patty Mills, 4-4
Celtics, 2-15
Nets lead 40-25 early 2nd.
Brooklyn meads the league at 38% from three coming in. 41% on the road. – 8:23 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
11-3 Brooklyn run to start the 2nd. The Celtics wide open field goal percentages are going drop a bit here. They need to get to the rim and stop taking jumpers – 8:23 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Quick 11-3 run to start the second quarter for Brooklyn, capped by a James Harden 3, that forces a timeout from Celtics coach Ime Udoka. Nets lead 40-25 early in the second, as the Celtics have started the game 9-for-27 overall, and 2-for-15 from 3. They’re 1-for-6 in the second. – 8:22 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
The Celtics crowd has been very tame tonight. I was expecting some chants about a certain point guard that used to play here. – 8:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets have opened it up to a 15-point lead.
Make or miss league, as they like to say. Nets are making and Celtics are missing. A lot of wide-open looks too. Tatum is just 1-of-6 so far. – 8:21 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Celtics: It’s getting ugly here in Boston. James Harden just hit a 3 to give the Nets a 40-25 lead with 9:47 to go in Q2. Patty Mills has been a flamethrower and the Nets are establishing themselves as dominant against the Celtics tonight. #Nets8:21 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills is now 4-of-4 from downtown. Someone go get the fire extinguisher. – 8:20 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Enes is lucky the Nets didn’t score on that last possession of the quarter because he was busy high-fiving a fan instead of defending a live ball lol pic.twitter.com/BiWk1wTZuf8:19 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden is captaining the 2nd unit in Q2 alongside Paul Millsap, Patty Mills, James Johnson and Jevon Carter. – 8:17 PM
Sarah Kustok @sarahkustok
Before the 🦃.. Join us for @Brooklyn Nets at @Boston Celtics on @YESNetwork ! pic.twitter.com/SkUx3Vw5yP8:17 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bill Russell is in the house rocking a Celtics mask and a KB hat for Kobe Bryant. – 8:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets lead 29-22 after one
Horford – 5 points
Tatum – 4 points
Kanter – 4 points
Smart – 4 points
Celtics – 2-13 3PAs
Celtics – 3 turnovers
Durant – 10 points
Mills – 9 points
Bembry – 5 points
Nets – 8-10 FTAs
Nets – 1 turnover – 8:16 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Boston is shooting 8-21 while Brooklyn is 9-21 but they’re 3-6 from 3 and 8-10 from the line. Boston is 2-13 from 3 and 4-4 from the line – 8:15 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Nets 29, Celtics 22 after 1. Differences so far: Boston is 2-13 from 3, while Brooklyn is 3-6, and Brooklyn has a 7-2 edge in points off turnovers. Kevin Durant, De’Andre Bembry and Patty Mills are 8-9; the rest of the Nets are 1-12. Six different guys have scored for C’s so far. – 8:15 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets lead the Celtics 29-22. Durant with 10, Mills with nine. Mills has cooled off since his hot start. LaMarcus Aldridge off to an 0-for-4 start. – 8:15 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 1st QTR: Nets 29, Celtics 22
Kevin Durant (10 PTS, 2 ASTS), Patty Mills (9 PTS, 3PM) & the Nets are making the most out of their offensive possessions. Brooklyn has only turned over the ball once while shooting it at 50% from three. They’ve also shot 10 free throws so far. – 8:14 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Enes Kanter with a flying block. – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets are already 8-of-10 from the free throw line. – 8:11 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
TSUNAMI SLAM‼️ 🌊💥
@Kelly Oubre | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/oyiBR8MRHq8:10 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Maybe he’ll get it going, but Paul Millsap is now in a second year where he just doesn’t seem to have it anymore. In fairness it’s Year 16, so it’s probably not all that surprising. – 8:10 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Johnson still moving a little gingerly on that knee. #Nets8:09 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum just picked up his second foul – 8:08 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Let’s keep it going. 💪
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/8DP4aqcjAH8:08 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
Jaylen Brown headed to the exercise bike with 2:30 left in the first quarter. Staying warm. #Celtics8:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Paul Millsap is the first big man off the bench behind LaMarcus Aldridge. – 8:07 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
THE STEAL & SLAM
#SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/bbsqz32CMK8:07 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
Based on that jumbotron video. the #Celtics are firmly in the Pro-Mac&Cheese camp. Yummmmm! – 8:05 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead the Celtics 24-18 with 2:34 left in the first. Boston’s ball movement has been fun to watch and caught the Nets’ defense a few times. Marcus Smart has latched onto Patty Mills’ after his hot start. Brooklyn is hitting the boards early. – 8:04 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Even with the cost of the first round pick this year, pretty hard to argue against the Al Horford trade so far for Boston. He’s been excellent, and is starting to have his 3-point shot come around, too. Celtics back to within 24-18 late in the first. – 8:04 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Marcus Smart with three early assists. Did a great job hitting Al Horford cutting from the top of the baseline on that last one. – 8:03 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Poor Grant got shoved down the slip and slide trying to defend KD 😂 pic.twitter.com/cghr0eAjYt8:03 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Smart is doing a lot of really good stuff early in this game. He’s also locked onto Patty Mills after Mills’ hot start. – 8:03 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Cutting from the top on baseline drives is an easy way to get easy buckets, which is what Al Horford did right there – 8:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think Grant embellished it quite a bit, but Durant did push off on this last possession. – 8:01 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
harden can be such a great low angle passer when he’s locked in
pretty sure that went through grant williams’s legs lol – 8:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Cam Thomas is not shy. At all. – 7:59 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Beautiful dump off by Smart for Tatum’s transition dunk. Brooklyn gives up fastbreak opportunities. Boston needs to tighten up defensively to get more – 7:59 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Flight No. 0️⃣ is always on time‼️ ✈️
@Miles Bridges | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/5hSrhbQpnC7:59 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is generating good stuff when they attack the rim. That includes some kick-outs for open threes that just haven’t gone down. – 7:58 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Nets aren’t going to be hungry for turkey if they keep eating alive the Celtics defense. Send tweet. – 7:58 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas checks in EARLY tonight. Happy Thanksgiving @TyBatiste. – 7:57 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics with three turnovers in their first five minutes – 7:56 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum drives to the hoop and draws a quick second foul on James Harden a few minutes in. Steve Nash, however, leaves him in the game, while Kevin Durant and Patty Mills are a combined 6-for-6 so far. – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two early fouls on James Harden. – 7:56 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden with an early 2nd foul, but he is staying in the game. Instead Cam Thomas is checking in for Patty Mills early. – 7:56 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
straight through to the hoop pic.twitter.com/BtfcsGx5Ay7:55 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The only guy who can consistently guard KD’s turnaround from the mid-post is Giannis. And that’s only because Giannis is enormous and long. Even then, it’s not like KD misses it a lot. – 7:55 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jayson Tatum with not only a nice skip pass over to Horford, but then a nice cut off the Smart postup and then he used the Harden move to draw a foul on Harden – 7:55 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets playing w great pace to start this one. – 7:54 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The process of putting together tonight’s scouting report against Brooklyn was a bit unique for Ime Udoka.
Tune in to #BOSvsBKN now on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/xbFjLN5tGk7:52 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Nets say With his first basket of the game, Kevin Durant (24,369 points) has moved past Allen Iverson (24,368 points) into 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/1yW3jO9pFo7:52 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Kevin Durant (24,369 points) has moved past Allen Iverson (24,368 points) into 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. – 7:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills was shooting 48.6% from downtown this season entering tonight. He’s now 3-of-3 to start this one. Flamethrower. – 7:51 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills is a PERFECT 3-for-3 from three and has the Nets leading 12-5! – 7:51 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Remember after the US won gold in basketball, Ime told Kevin Durant he knew how to shut Patty Mills down? Well it hasn’t happened yet. Mills has 9 pts in 3:23 and #Nets race to 12-5 lead over #Celtics7:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Patty Mills buries three triples in the first three minutes in Joe Harris’ place in the starting lineup, forcing Ime Udoka to call a timeout with Boston down 12-5. Jaylen Brown has a couple missed 3s early, but looks to be moving well after being a GTD with his hamstring. – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Patty Mills averages 9 PPG against the Celtics in his career.
He’s got 9 already on 3-for-3 from behind the arc. – 7:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
<span style=”color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>Patty Mills on pace for a 90 point game tonight</span> – 7:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets – masters of the slow start – are up 12-5 on the #Celtics less than 3 ½ minutes in. Patty Mills has nine quick points on 3-of-3 from deep. – 7:50 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills brought his flamethrower tonight. He’s hit all three shots from deep tonight. Nets lead the Celtics 12-5 early. – 7:50 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills is off to a 3-of-3 start from downtown and has given the Nets a 12-5 lead in the first quarter. – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is a game where Ime Udoka could, and probably should, downsize early. Use Grant Williams behind Al Horford more than beside him. – 7:49 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant is now 25th on the all-time scoring list, passing Allen Iverson in the process. – 7:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Three Rick Barnes disciples on the court tonight in Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Grant Williams. – 7:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills with a pair of back-to-back 3s. He’s locked and loaded tonight. – 7:48 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Patriots’ Matthew Judon is courtside at TD Garden for Nets-Celtics tonight. – 7:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Al Horford should have never left the Celtics tbh – 7:47 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Kevin Durant was so busy taking smack to Ime Udoka he missed the tip-off. 😂 – 7:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant with some early trash talk to former Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka ahead of tipoff. Durant pointed at him and started talking shit from midcourt. #Nets7:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant hugs his fellow USA teammate Jayson Tatum before the opening tip and points toward Ime Udoka on the Celtics bench. – 7:45 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Boos for James Harden and Kevin Durant as expected pic.twitter.com/3QHbpk16hk7:43 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Follow ‘The Kid’ aka @Jay King for all your Celtics needs tonight. – 7:42 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Only just getting started.
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/ZxxszPWYR17:38 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The second unit will be powered by whichever of Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge or Patty Mills that Steve Nash leaves in the game.
Nash is not going to go with a full platoon swap. The 2nd unit will be fine. He will stagger stars with bench. I’m not worried. #Nets7:36 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Beard in Boston.
Nets 🆚 Celtics
📺 @YESNetwork
comin’ up pic.twitter.com/EG9BX4qiG47:30 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Celtics‘ Enes Kanter blasts #Nets owner Joe Tsai: ‘Spineless’ nypost.com/2021/11/24/cel… via @nypostsports7:19 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Lamarcus Aldridge gets his first start of the season tonight vs the Celtics – 7:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
LaMarcus Aldridge getting his first start of the season. He’s played great for the Nets off the bench so far this season, but recently talked about how hard it’s been to adjust to a reserve role. – 7:16 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Nets at Celtics – TD Garden – November 24, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, G. Williams
Brooklyn – James Harden, Patty Mills, DeAndre Bembry, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge
OUT: Boston: Richardson Brooklyn: Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Bruce Brown pic.twitter.com/UxZJu53Hny7:14 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown is not on the Celtics’ injury report on the jumbotron, so it’s safe to assume he’s playing. Ime Udoka said Brown is questionable and day-to-day with a right hamstring injury, but he’s going to play through it tonight. – 7:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
LaMarcus Aldridge has outplayed Blake Griffin basically every game. You have to reward that. – 7:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart – 7:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Good evening from Boston. Nets-Celtics tips in 20. LaMarcus Aldridge is starting. What does that mean for the Nets bench? Where will the scoring come from with Mills and LA in the starting five? I know a rookie from LSU who could help. Curious to see how the rotations change. – 7:10 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Official now: Jaylen Brown will play and start tonight – 7:09 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets are starting LaMarcus Aldridge tonight, a move they should have made 2 weeks ago. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:06 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets’ Starters vs. the Celtics:
👨🏿‍🍳James Harden
👷🏾‍♂️Patty Mills
🔒DeAndre’ Bembry
🪣Kevin Durant
🎯LaMarcus Aldridge – 7:04 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Celtics: Jaylen Brown is available to play – 7:02 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets benched Blake Griffin, and will start LaMarcus Aldridge vs. the #Celtics. – 7:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters in Boston: Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Aldridge. Steve Nash officially giving LA the nod over Blake. – 7:01 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
First Five on the floor in Boston pic.twitter.com/TQeQ9mb30u7:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs. Celtics Game:
▪️Patty Mills averages 17 PPG on 56% shooting from three as a starter.
▪️Jayson Tatum has put up 33 PPG on the Celtics’ three game winning streak.
▪️Irving, Harris, Brown & Claxton are out. – 7:00 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Thanksgiving Eve basketball coming up!
📍 – Orlando, FL
🆚 – @Orlando Magic
⏰ – 7PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/wKEPTfxMtn6:59 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown is officially AVAILABLE tonight vs. Brooklyn – 6:51 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown WILL play tonight vs. #Nets. #Celtics6:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has been upgraded to available for tonight’s game. – 6:51 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown is available tonight, per the Celtics. – 6:51 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jaylen Brown will play tonight, per the team. – 6:51 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jaylen Brown (game time decision) on the court here at the Garden an hour before tip… pic.twitter.com/XKWPj7T1986:44 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown warming up and testing the hamstring. Seems to be moving fine right now pic.twitter.com/EkjNdErzSW6:38 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Voting is now open to decide who
should make the 75th Anniversary All-
Celtics Team.
Cast your vote now at https://t.co/Q2zkWcV8kw pic.twitter.com/IEsZrG4IsJ6:38 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs ORL
PJ Washington (L Elbow Hyperextension) is AVAILABLE!
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/LHZS6EhzYt6:34 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Definitely my first time at an NBA arena that cooks the food right in front of you shoutouts to the Celtics pic.twitter.com/l6JhPZxPcs6:22 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Bundled up on the #JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/iORO3oYrwY6:21 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown remains a game-time decision for tonight and perhaps longer in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Details on that and more injury notes: masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:07 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🖐️
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/9fB0FxbD5c6:05 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash stresses that the Nets have to come out more greedy and desperate to get this win tonight. – 6:03 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“They have some guys that can score. We’ve seen how talented Jayson Tatum is up close.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Boston Celtics. – 6:03 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Ime Udoka: Jaylen Brown is testing out his hamstring, and will be a game time decision. Rob Williams and Josh Richardson are out with non-COVID illnesses. – 6:01 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Jaylen Brown is questionable (game time decision) with a hamstring injury. #celtics #nets #nba6:01 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said it was nice to experience “the real NBA” in Brooklyn and Philadelphia after dealing with “all the Boy Scouts” while with the Spurs lol. He thinks his time with the Nets and 76ers was invaluable for different reasons than his time with San Antonio. – 5:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ime Udoka says he loved his one year in Brooklyn. Wishes the Nets went further than they did when he was there. – 5:52 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown is going to be questionable every game for the next week or two as he ramps back up from his hamstring strain. Both Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are out with non-COVID illnesses. – 5:50 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
RWilliams and Richardson are OUT. Jaylen Brown is a game time decision vs. #Nets. #Celtics. – 5:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown will be tested pregame before his status is decided upon.
Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are both out due to non-COVID illnesses. – 5:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Ime Udoka says Jaylen is getting tested right now and might play tonight. Richardson and Robert Williams are out – 5:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams and Josh Richardson will both miss tonight’s game with a non-COVID illness. – 5:49 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Drop a 😁 if you want a Hornets win to kickoff your holiday!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/HCmZHEG7PN5:49 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ime Udoka says there is a chance Jaylen Brown plays tonight. Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are out. – 5:49 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown is questionable for tonight’s game against the Nets, Ime Udoka says. – 5:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown will be tested before the game. His status is day to day going forward, questionable for the next week or so. He still hasn’t been ruled out for tonight. – 5:49 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Having a job.
Free #NBA socks.
Family.
Kids.
His players.
Monty Williams could go on and on. but those are things he’s thankful for with #Thanksgiving being tomorrow.
#Suns will be in New York as they play #Knicks and #Nets in a Friday-Saturday back-to-back. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/sibbcozHwW5:49 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
It was an up-and-down game for Jabari Smith, but several NBA folks telling me they’re all in.
Athletic, can stretch the floor, plays hard, not afraid to take big shots, can handle it.
Ends with 22 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 2-6 3P.
He remains my darkhorse for the No. 1 pick. – 5:24 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
I’ve never quite been sure what KD Johnson’s pro upside is but I’m pretty sure that guy is going to get the most out of his talent. He played like this in prep school too. Maybe a chance he’s an outlier in spite of the size. Has dominated this game with straight up want – 5:02 PM
Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
KD Johnson, First Team All-Winning-Plays – 5:01 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I’m going to start betting on Auburn exclusively because of how hard KD Johnson plays – 5:01 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Auburn’s Jabari Smith came in at No. 2 on yesterday’s mock draft. Showing some very impressive stuff in the second half against UConn after initially struggling with the physicality of the game. Doesn’t turn 19 until May… si.com/nba/2021/11/23…4:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
It’s time for another #Celtics mailbag! Send me any player, team, trade, or any other questions here or to brobb@masslive.com – 4:29 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Your ‘fun-fact’ Celtics stat of the day…
Marcus Smart leads the Celtics in plus-minus.
When he’s in, Boston has the 7th best offense in the NBA.
When he’s off, the C’s score .947 points/possession, which would also rank 7th…
…the 7th worst offense in NBA history. – 4:29 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
We’re proud to contribute to @wfnz’s 19th Annual Street Turkeys event! 🦃 You can still swing by 401 W. Morehead St. until 6pm today to donate frozen turkeys, canned goods or cash to those in need!
#SwarmToServe x @HornetsGive pic.twitter.com/jSbXjOe4IP4:12 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Sixty one years ago today (Nov. 24, 1960), Wilt Chamberlain grabbed an NBA-record 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to Boston. pic.twitter.com/b2XFy8Hwbm3:55 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
NBA Power Rankings: Warriors remain on top but Nets climbing fast nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/24/nba…3:37 PM
Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Tough first half for Jabari Smith vs. UConn. Rushing jumpers, handle/left hand not sturdy enough to complete drives. The highlights/flashes coming into today hint at exciting upside but Smith still clearly on the raw side compared to Banchero, Chet. – 3:16 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
The Nets have been outscored by 11.6 points per game in the restricted area. That’s more than double the discrepancy of any other team & tough to make up for elsewhere on the floor every night.
Notes & numbers on Brooklyn’s lack of scoring at the rim: nba.com/news/brooklyn-…3:03 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
“We’re just going to use this opportunity to show who we are.”
Tonight’s matchup against the East-leading Nets marks the beginning of a challenging stretch for us, and a chance to continue our upward trend.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…3:00 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Warriors at Pacers on Dec. 13, a game commissioner Adam Silver plans to attend, will now air on NBA TV.
It replaces Bucks at Celtics. – 2:29 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks broadcast update: The Dec. 13 game vs. the #Celtics will NOT be on NBA TV anymore. – 2:22 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Morning in Massachusetts 📸 pic.twitter.com/DrTsPVULI02:20 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Question for the @NBATopShot fam: forced to choose right here, right now, what’s your Dunk of the Year thus far? Jaylen on Miles? Wiggins on KAT? PG13 on Powell?
Throwdowns S3 looking 🤤 so far but we want no stone unturned. – 2:10 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA TV will now televise the Warriors-Pacers game on December 13, choosing to drop Bucks-Celtics. The network also picked up Hornets-Knicks on January 17 and dropped Spurs-Warriors on March 20. – 2:04 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐌𝐀𝐌𝐀!
November 24, 1993 – The Hornets set a franchise record for points in a game in a 141-124 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind Larry Johnson’s 28 points and 22 rebounds.
#AllFly | #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/BXmpMMyBIG2:03 PM

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