Celtics vs. Nets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Celtics vs. Nets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Celtics vs. Nets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Boston Celtics play against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center

The Boston Celtics are spending $9,402,070 per win while the Brooklyn Nets are spending $14,470,827 per win

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday December 4, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: YES
Away TV: NBC Sports Boston
Home Radio: WFAN-FM
Away Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Takeaways from Boston-Brooklyn are up for @celticsblog:
-Defense stepped up
-First quarter JB again
-Brogdon got them going
-Tatum to close it
-Turnovers ugly again
-Pritchard provides a spark
-A block party in Brooklyn
-Loading to KD & Kyrie
-North next
celticsblog.com/2022/12/5/2349…9:49 AM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Story from last night is up. Like in April, the Nets were able to hang with the Celtics for most of the game, but unable to beat Boston, snapping a four-game win streak. On the tier the Celtics are in and the one the Nets are in a quarter into the season: theathletic.com/3970082/2022/1…9:30 AM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
Jayson Tatum: “I’m just glad we won. Nine turnovers? That’s ridiculous. And some of them, I was just throwing that s*** out of bounds. The ball was kind of slippery. The one I thew to Al to the corner and he shot it.. that s*** went to the air. But I mean there’s no excuse.” pic.twitter.com/Plgv6nmaCC9:30 AM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
focused on what matters 🔒 pic.twitter.com/GvL4UWPHJ99:03 AM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
☘️🎙️ NEW POSTGAME POD 🎙️☘️
Think Jaylen Brown remembers those Nets trade rumors? What JB in the All-NBA convo means for a potential extension in Boston. And @Abby Chin 1-on-1 with Jaylen.
🎧 https://t.co/nroPprIfqc pic.twitter.com/xqBPt7INmv8:51 AM

Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Kyrie Irving considers him a ‘brother’ now but Jaylen Brown understands relationship differently #Celtics #Nets bostonglobe.com/2022/12/04/spo… via @BostonGlobe8:43 AM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Tatum praised Durant’s friendship after the #Celtics beat the #Nets again.
I spoke with Durant, who said the C’s have put the perfect team around Tatum: “He’s always been a mature player, I just think that now you’re putting the pieces around him.”
clnsmedia.com/kevin-durant-c…1:54 AM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Since losing to the Celtics November 18th, New Orleans has the NBA’s best scoring margin (+14.0)
NBA SCORING MARGIN (Since 11/19)
1. New Orleans
2. BOSTON
3. Phoenix*
4. LA Lakers*
5. Milwaukee
6. Sacramento
7. Golden State*
8. Brooklyn*
* Celtics opponents on current road trip – 1:35 AM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Nets star Kyrie Irving grateful for support from #Celtics‘ Jaylen Brown during suspension nypost.com/2022/12/05/kyr… via @nypostsports12:32 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
New on BSJ: Boston finally wins with defense, and the timing could hardly be better
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/12/04/kar…12:20 AM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
By not playing tonight, Yuta Watanabe of the Nets no longer has enough 3-pointers to qualify for the league lead.
Your new #1 3-point shooter in the NBA?
Malcolm Brogdon (49.4%)
Sam Hauser is 3rd, Al Hoford 5th, Grant Williams 11th. – 11:50 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Nets unable to stop Jaylen Brown as loss to #Celtics ends four-game win streak nypost.com/2022/12/04/net… via @nypostsports11:38 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics offense didn’t flow like it normally does. An improving defense made sure that didn’t matter.
My story: theathletic.com/3969662/2022/1…11:22 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The 9 turnovers for Jayson Tatum were the most by a Celtic since Rajon Rondo had 9 at Detroit 10 years ago next month (Jan. 10, 2013).
The last time a Celtis opponent had more turnovers than Kevin Durant’s 8 on Sunday? Jamal Murray of Denver had 9 in Boston Feb 26, 2021. – 10:50 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Royce O’Neale’s hesitancy from three really stood out in tonight’s loss.
He passed up multiple open looks. This one was really bad. pic.twitter.com/HXykjR6v1110:40 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Goodnight from Brooklyn @celticsclns pic.twitter.com/sdOqb1m4t910:38 PM

Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Blake Griffin knew the Nets weren’t going to re-sign him because he wasn’t in the rotation at the end of the season.
But he also wasn’t sure if another team would sign him.
“I don’t think my situation and Bruce (Brown)’s situation were quite the same.” nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…10:08 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 103, Nets 92 – Brown’s 34, Tatum’s late explosion, hold off Nets bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/12/04/bsj…10:01 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
just thought “it feels like Sam Hauser cooled off a bit” so I went and checked and he’s shooting 44.4 percent from 3 in his last five games, so I was kind of right lol – 9:56 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown got us going early, then he teamed up with Jayson Tatum to close out another win in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/wcP7Kutqyo9:56 PM

Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Kyrie on Jaylen Brown: “He’s a brother of mine. I’m grateful that we had built a relationship off the court. True warriors when we go against each other. When I was in Boston we didn’t really get a chance to get to know each other on a deeper level … – 9:49 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Jaylen Brown is up to 54.5 percent mid-range shooting this season. – 9:48 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Why do Nets have problems finding ways to beat the Celtics?
KD: “They’re a big team, they shoot the ball well, they got good length, so you got to match that if you want to be able to compete. We don’t have a big margin for error …” – 9:44 PM
Aaron J. Fentress
@AaronJFentress
Sharpe got whacked upside the head and still finished that dunk. – 9:33 PM
Sean Highkin
@highkin
Shaedon Sharpe – 9:33 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Tatum on his turnovers: “I’m just glad we won. Nine turnovers? That’s like, ridiculous. And some of them, I was just throwing that shit out of bounds.” – 9:30 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Clear the runway for JB in tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game ✈️ pic.twitter.com/jHdbCLWcJM9:22 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Must-see TV from Sunday night: The Nets giving Blake Griffin a video tribute in his return to Barclays after 1.5 seasons masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…9:11 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette PRIMETIME is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
-Absolutely wild NBA Witching Hour
-Anthony Davis’ historic tear
-Celtics dismantle KD & Kyrie (again)
-Kings beaming
-We need to talk about the Bulls
-Knicks save Thibs
-Alvarado career night
Join us!
📺 https://t.co/qTfUJ94DQe pic.twitter.com/jsPkjVhRQh9:09 PM

Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Brogdon on Jaylen: “He’s playing like an All-Star. He’s playing like an All-NBA guys. I really think it’s that simple.” – 9:07 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum’s big second half, moved him into second in the NBA scoring race Sunday night.
But Kevin Durant with 31 in the loss, extended his league lead. pic.twitter.com/VBFeDNeQy99:05 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
JB was on a mission tonight as tonight’s @Gatorade Player of the Game ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/Qbjsww7RB89:01 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Malcolm Brogdon on counteracting #Nets mismatch hunting: “We did a lot of hitting, trapping and double-teaming”
#Celtics turned up the heat to force more turnovers than than they typically do. pic.twitter.com/n4Yhdd5xfq8:53 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Kyrie Irving says Jaylen Brown and him got to know each other on a deeper level in Boston and align on how they live their lives and treat people: “He’s a brother of mine.” pic.twitter.com/83xI9YXglj8:51 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
JB and JT carried us down the stretch, while all of our starters and Malcolm Brogdon finished with strong plus/minus ratings amid another victory. nba.com/celtics/news/g…8:49 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Kyrie Irving said he considers Jaylen Brown “a brother of mine.” Said he didn’t get a chance to know Jaylen on a “deeper level” while teammates in Boston. Said they have grown closer off the floor. #Celtics8:48 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Kyrie when asked about Boston’s defense tonight:
“It’s the same difference principles from what I see. They sell out on our drives and make us pass. So, crowding the paint.” – 8:48 PM
Detroit Pistons PR
@Pistons_PR
Saddiq Bey scored 24 points off the bench tonight against the Grizzlies with six rebounds and seven assists, the first time in his career reaching such minimums in a game.
Tonight was his third career game with 20+ points off the bench and his first since 2/12/21 at BOS. – 8:48 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Kyrie Irving said he considers Jaylen Brown “a brother of mine.” Said he didn’t get a chance not getting to know Jaylen on a “deeper level” while teammates in Boston. Said they have grown closer off the floor. #Celtics8:47 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Jayson Tatum just asked for Payton Pritchard’s permission to drink the last Muscle Milk in the cooler I never knew Pritchard was the Muscle Milk god. (Pritchard said it was ok.) – 8:46 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Trying to watch 2nd half of Nets-Celtics but my DVR keeps showing a Knicks-Heat playoff game from 1997. – 8:39 PM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Jacque Vaughn says Ben Simmons (calf) is ‘day by day.’ The Nets don’t play until Wednesday. – 8:39 PM
Micah Adams
@MicahAdams13
This is just the third 50-point game by a LeBron James teammate in a game that LeBron plays in.
Anthony Davis has two of them, the first coming in 2019 vs Minnesota.
Kyrie had one in 2015 vs the Spurs, a ridiculous game in which he buried a 3 at the buzzer to force OT. – 8:37 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn on Boston’s doubles of KD in the fourth:
“We’re getting that swing, swing action off of it and when the ball makes its way there you gotta shoot that thing.”
Nets we’re 9/26 from three and noticeable hesitant in the 2nd half. – 8:36 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Jacque Vaughn says there isn’t yet an update on Ben Simmons, who is set to be reevaluated after today’s game. His status has not yet been determined for Wednesday against Charlotte – 8:34 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said he doesn’t have much of an update on Ben Simmons. He will come in for treatment tomorrow, but hasn’t heard anything new from the training staff. Seems like Tuesday’s practice will have more clarity. – 8:34 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Nets Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:32 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Nets Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:32 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said he hasn’t lost faith in the guys currently out of the rotation such as Kessler Edwards, Day’Ron Sharpe and so on. Said those guys know him and how he ticks. He’s still trying to figure out how to handle guys like Seth Curry, Ed Sumner, Cam, etc. for now. – 8:31 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn: “This is a high-level game and you need to make high-level plays over and over.”
Said Nets did not do that tonight. – 8:31 PM
Kendrick Perkins
@KendrickPerkins
Kyrie and KD gotta find a way to stop the bleeding when they match up against the Celtics… because JB and JT cutting them everywhere but loose! Carry the hell on… – 8:28 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Full Court Press Newsletter: Brown Heats Up Early, Celtics No Problem Cutting Down the Nets sherrod.substack.com/p/brown-heats-…8:27 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Best record in last 10 games:
8-2 Celtics
8-2 Suns
8-2 Pelicans
8-2 Lakers pic.twitter.com/hmNgUHdoY98:26 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Celtics shut down Nets with best defensive effort yet and win 103-92, holding Kyrie to 7/21 FG and forcing eight turnovers on Durant https://t.co/dTcrmLedSb pic.twitter.com/kaf0SoFO5H8:24 PM

Erik Slater
@erikslater_
The Nets got 8 non-garbage time points from their bench tonight.
4 from T.J. Warren, 4 from Cam Thomas (who was benched in the 2nd half). Seth Curry goes scoreless.
Add Royce O’Neale’s struggles and there simply wasn’t enough offense out there tonight. – 8:24 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics shoot 43%, their 4th worst night of the year…
…and they go to an NBA best 19-5 with a 103-92 win in Brooklyn.
34-10 for Jaylen Brown
29-11 for Jayson Tatum
13-8-7 and +16 for Malcolm Brogdon
EAST
BOSTON 19-5 —
Milwaukee 16-6 2
Cleveland 15-9 4 – 8:22 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Four takeaways as Jaylen Brown outduels Kevin Durant to kick off the Celtics’ six-game road trip on a winning note masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…8:22 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
That’s the ball game ✅ pic.twitter.com/4vutP7DhxX8:21 PM

Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Homestand continues on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/LYvC3PLvTF8:20 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 103-92
Brown – 34/10, 4 blocks
Tatum – 29/11, 4 steals
Brogdon – 13/8/7
Grant – 10/5, 3 steals
Celtics – 43.2% FGs
Celtics – 15-38 3Ps
Celtics – 17 TOs
Durant – 31/7/5/2/2
Irving – 18/8/5
Harris – 13 points
Nets – 40.5% FGs
Nets – 9-26 3Ps
Nets – 15 TOs – 8:20 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
It’s been established at this point, but that Celtics team is scary good. Even more apparent in person.
Really tough matchup for Brooklyn going forward. – 8:20 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics beat #Nets 103-92, led entire second half. Brown 34, Tatum 29, 10 reb, 9 TOs, Brogdon 13; Durant 31, Irving 18, Harris 13.
BRK: 40% FG, 34.6 on 3pt. – 8:19 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Final: Celtics beat the Nets 103-92 to snap BK’s four-game winning streak. KD had 31, Joe Harris continues to look better, but an ugly night on both sides of the ball. Hornets come to town Wednesday, followed by ATL on Fri. Both winnable. Is Ben Simmons back by then? – 8:18 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
JT playing both ends 😎 pic.twitter.com/rZz4iDOxBS8:18 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Jaylen Brown tonight:
34 PTS
10 REB
4 BLK
0 TOV
5-9 3P
First guard to record 30 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in a game this season. pic.twitter.com/nJz9y1kBpd8:16 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
That should do it. Tatum strips Durant for a fast-break bucket, then drills a 3 over Durant to make it 101-85. Some of the ugliest ball the Celtics have played this season, but they’re going to end up with a comfortable win. – 8:15 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
The Celtics offered the Nets a reminder of the large gap between where the team is now — and where they want to be. The same reminder that was delivered throughout the 1st round series in April. – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Arguably the worst offensive night for Boston this season and the Celtics are up 16 with 1:43 to play. – 8:14 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
A Tatum pull-up 3 and it’s good night #Nets. After a really slow start, Tatum has 29 pts and 11 rebs but also a ghastly nine turnovers. BOS 101, BRK 85. #Celtics8:14 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Celtics have blown it open with 1:43 remaining. They lead by 16.
Nets have 35 points in the 2nd half. – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are going to hold an opponent under 100 points for just the second time this season. – 8:14 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Four steals for Jayson Tatum. Four blocks for Jaylen Brown. – 8:14 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
man, jayson tatum – 8:13 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Royce O’Neale cannot stick with Jaylen Brown offensively.
Fouls Jaylen Brown on a three with 2:47 remaining. Celtics can push the lead to 10.
That’ll do it here. – 8:11 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Eight Tatum turnovers and seven for Durant. These teams have tormented each other. Much better suited to guard each other than last year if they end up playing in the postseason again. – 8:10 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Joe Mazzulla and Jacque Vaughn have played this like a playoff game. Just an 8-man rotation for each team tonight. (Kornet played less than 1 minute for the Celtics.)
Lots of guys in the 35-40 minute range. – 8:10 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Players with multiple 30/10 games with 5 threes this season:
— Jaylen Brown
— Jayson Tatum
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/bQRRDC85d08:09 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kevin Durant has 31 points, but the Celtics have forced five turnovers from him off double-teams (seven turnovers for KD overall).
Durant is going to get his points. Key is to make him work for them, while keeping the other guys in check. Celtics have done that so far. – 8:07 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Threading the needle to get the slam 🪡 pic.twitter.com/WDkYWb6OZD8:07 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics are up to 10 steals tonight, their second-highest total of the season. – 8:07 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets haven’t had much offensive strategy outside of “work it into KD with 12 seconds left on the shot clock.”
He has a bunch of turnovers but I would expect so trying to navigate this Boston defense with little help. – 8:06 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
In a game where the Nets smaller guards have struggled, Vaughn goes super small. Durant out there with Harris, O’Neale, Curry and Irving. Down seven with 2:57 left. – 8:05 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
This is the best defensive effort all season from the #Celtics8:05 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
Nic Claxton matched career high with 14 rebounds. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Hate that possession. Tatum held it for 20 seconds and took a deep three. No one else got a touch. That’s the crap the Celtics used to do when they were struggling to find anything good. Keep hitting the paint and moving the ball. – 8:04 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
A Kevin Durant and-one cuts it to 5 with 3:33 remaining.
KD has 31 points on 13/24 shooting. – 8:03 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Royce O’Neale with a rough night offensively. He’s just 2-for-11 from the field — and he’s about to hit the 40 minute mark. Vaughn is riding his starters a lot tonight. Off the bench — Warren has played 18 minutes, Curry has played 12, Thomas has played 7. That’s it. – 8:02 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
powering through the contact pic.twitter.com/U47WHOoWGi8:02 PM

Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Celtics intentionally send Nic Claxton to the line while up 9 with 4:02 remaining. – 8:02 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
It’s Hack-a-Claxton with 4:02 left. #Celtics #Nets8:02 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets are weird, man. They had KD and Kyrie. They are down double digits and need a bucket. They run a set for Harris to take a tough movement three with neither star really involved.
Just kind of an odd time for that set. Harris is good, but give it to your main guys. – 8:02 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Aside from Game 1 of last year’s sweep, Boston has been a really tough matchup for Kyrie. – 8:01 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Boston’s defense is completely overwhelming Brooklyn. Kyrie can’t get his shot off comfortably and Royce O’Neale looks lost out there.
Really tough game for those two. – 8:00 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Boston’s defense is completely overwhelming Brooklyn’s offense. Kyrie can’t get his shot off comfortably and Royce O’Neale looks lost out there.
Really tough game for those two. – 7:59 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Nets rely way too heavily on Kevin Durant. He’s trying to do everything out there and he’s already played 36 minutes. #Celtics7:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
There must be a TON of Celtics fans in the house tonight, because it’s starting to sound like a Boston home game. – 7:58 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Kyrie gives up on a switch and leaves Jayson Tatum wide open for a dunk on the roll. Then commits an offensive foul and picks up a tech.
Celtics lead up to 9 with possession.
That may be the game. – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
White and Tatum work that slip screen at least once per game for a bucket. – 7:58 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie just got T’ed up. – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie has shot like crap, but he makes a big hoop there to steady the Nets. – 7:57 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Nets have had some terrible, terrible passes today that went right to the Celtics. Zach Wilson would be impressed. – 7:56 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Big ovation in Brooklyn for Roger Federer, sitting by the Boston bench. – 7:55 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are doing just enough offensively to complement one of their best defensive efforts of the season so far. – 7:55 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics entered Friday as the #1 shooting team in the NBA, they’re 7-for-27 (26%) in the second half…
…yet, lead 83-76 with 6:45 to play. – 7:55 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Boston’s doubles of KD in the post and rotations off it are outstanding. – 7:54 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Al Horford, who probably won’t play tomorrow, pouring all he has into this one. Three blocks, none bigger than that last one to push the #Celtics ahead by 7. – 7:54 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics scoring just enough to keep the #Nets off of them. They have 21 second-half points in 17 minutes, 15 seconds but still lead by 7 with 6:45 left.
Brown 28; Durant 28. – 7:54 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets cut it to 2.
Seth Curry gets beat off the dribble ➡️ Horford 3
KD turnover ➡️ Jaylen Brown dunk
Back to 7. Story of the game. Whenever Brooklyn gets close they give it back. – 7:53 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics best offense in the second half has been Brogdon drive-and-kick to the opposite corner. They’ve gotten threes from Grant, Hauser and Horford out of those actions. – 7:53 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Nets cut it to two and a pair of bad possessions has the Celtics’ lead back to seven. Jaylen Brown with a thunderous dunk leading Jacque Vaughn to call timeout. It’s 83-76 with 6:45 left. – 7:53 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
This is the loudest I’ve ever heard #Celtics fans at Barclays. The building erupted on that Brown breakout dunk. – 7:53 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Joe Harris with the putback and it’s 78-76 Celtics with 7:20 left. – 7:52 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston’s defensive rotations after double Durant has been on point.
Right on cue, they don’t double and Durant walks into a pullup triple. – 7:52 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics have made things tough on Durant, but he still has 28 and pulled the #Nets within 2 on a pull-up 3 and back door feed to Harris. – 7:52 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Boston’s doubles of KD and rotations off KD in the post are outstanding. – 7:52 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Nothing but net for Hauser 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/QcOs954z987:51 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Looks like Grant-Pritchard pre-switched that set for Kyrie while the ref took a long time to put the in-bounds in play. Pritchard guarded Claxton and Grant Curry, before Brown eventually ended up on Irving for the stop – 7:49 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Kyrie is now 5-for-19 from the field. He can’t find any rhythm at all offensively. He’s forced up a few bad looks as well. – 7:49 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Kyrie’s 5 for 19. Forcing tough ones recently too. – 7:49 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Kevin Durant checking in. – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has set a new career-high with four blocks tonight. – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston did a good job keeping Claxton off the boards in the first half, but he’s been all over the offensive glass in the second half. – 7:46 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics 4/19 FG in the second half after 3 misses to start the 4th. – 7:46 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets need to get T.J. Warren some touches.
Kyrie is tired. They need someone else to create. – 7:46 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
dont know if it was part of the scout or not but Boston is waiting until KD puts the ball on the floor to send the double-team. he’s still shooting well but it’s doing a pretty damn good job at getting the ball out of his hands in 1-on-1 situations. only 69 BKN points through 3. – 7:46 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Only 12 assists against 14 turnovers for the Celtics tonight.
Just terrible ball movement all game long. – 7:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 75-69 after three
Brown – 26/9
Tatum – 17/9
Brogdon – 13/4/4
Grant – 10 points
Celtics – 42.6% FGs
Celtics – 12-29 3Ps
Celtics – 14 TOs
Durant – 25/5/4
Irving – 13/8/4
Harris – 11 points
Claxton – 6/8
O’Neale – 6/4/3
Nets – 41.5% FGs
Nets – 7-21 3Ps
Nets – 9 TOs – 7:45 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
The Nets held Boston to 13 points in the 3rd quarter.
That matches the fewest points Brooklyn has surrendered in any quarter this season (13 points in the third quarter on 11/4 at Washington). – 7:44 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics who lead the NBA in scoring, at over 30 points per quarter, just scored 13 points on 4-17 shooting in the 3rd at Brooklyn…
…yet they take a 75-69 lead into the 4th. – 7:44 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics up 75-69 into the 4th. They took the lead midway through the 1st and haven’t trailed since. They’ve done that a handful of times this year all the way to the end. Would be pretty impressive to pull it off against Durant and Irving the way they’ve been playing. – 7:44 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
End Q3: Celtics 75, Nets 69
Brooklyn held Boston to 13 points but muster just 19 of their own. Kevin Durant should get some rest here to start the 4th.
Nets reserves going to have to step up to keep this one close. – 7:43 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets trail the Celtics 75-69. Nets are right there to pull it out, but two possessions feels like a lot in this game. BK needs more from the bench and a few more 3s. – 7:43 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Loud boos for Kyrie Irving at the line. – 7:42 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
For anyone who thinks Marcus Smart isn’t doing a great job running the Celtics offense, I present this third quarter as evidence that Smart is doing a great job running the Celtics offense. – 7:39 PM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
The great Roger Federer is at the Celtics-Nets game pic.twitter.com/R3hzHQAqyH7:38 PM

Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Recovered for the denial 🚫 pic.twitter.com/MnqFGuUBwm7:37 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics have fallen into playing 1-on-1 too much. There is no ball and player movement right now. That’s allowing the Nets to load to the ball and shutdown these drives. – 7:37 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics call timeout. They lead 69-65 with 2:13 left in the third quarter. One of those games where whenever the Nets get close, the Celtics respond and put it out of reach a little more. Lather, rinse, repeat. – 7:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are 2-for-12 shooting with 8 turnovers in the third quarter and they still have the lead somehow. – 7:35 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
11 more #Celtics turnovers tonight. – 7:35 PM
Ben Cotton
@Ben_Cotton15
Was the Clippers’ trade package to acquire Paul George in 2019 the biggest overpay in NBA history? @FOXSportsAUS
-Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
-Danilo Gallinari
-Five 1st round draft picks (four unprotected)
-Rights to swap two other 1st round picks
foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba…7:34 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Durant blocks Brown, his second. Brown has three of his own in what’s become a defensive game at times. – 7:33 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
And Royce O’Neale picks up a tech.
Has not been a highlight night for him. – 7:33 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Pritchard getting some minutes here. Let’s see if he can give the Celtics a spark. Boston has gone small. – 7:33 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics are 2-for-10 FG with six turnovers in 3Q. – 7:32 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’d say the Celtics and Nets are trading baskets, but it’s like one basket every two minutes for each team.
This is not a highlight quarter of basketball being played in Brooklyn right now. – 7:32 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics had just 4 points over the first 7+ minutes of the third but the Nets haven’t done anything with it. – 7:31 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Six possession scoring drought for the #Celtics. Comes to an end one play later on a long Horford outlet to Tatum for 2. – 7:31 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
4 points, 4 turnovers for the Celtics in first 6 minutes of Q3. – 7:29 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Nic Claxton off on his first two free throws tonight.
Of course, the last time these teams met in G4 last spring he shot 1/11 at the line, providing the #Celtics a huge break on their way to the sweep – 7:28 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Tough night continues for Royce O’Neale. – 7:23 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Another tremendous game from Al Horford defensively. – 7:23 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Love that move by Brown picking up his dribble to shake Irving and draw the foul on Claxton behind him. – 7:22 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
8-0 Nets run to open the second half against some sloppy Celtics basketball. – 7:21 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
7 is starting to cook… – 7:21 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics must have taken a nap at halftime. Sleep start to the third quarter here. – 7:19 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
This game is a good indication of where undersized guards stand against Boston.
Cam, Patty, Seth cannot match up with Celtics’ length, physicality, and 3-pt shooting.
With the road in the East going through Boston, those players should be used in some package for a bigger body. – 7:16 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets had played an exceptionally clean first half against a Boston defense getting back to their old stifling ways. But in the 14-2 four-minute #Celtics run to end the half, Brooklyn shot 1-of-5 and committed three of their five turnovers. – 7:15 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Going to need all of halftime to figure out what happened on this Al Horford 3-point attempt pic.twitter.com/glQ4nPqQFr7:05 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics up 62-50 at the half
Brown – 22/4/2
Tatum – 14/6
Brogdon – 10/3/3
Grant – 7 points
Celtics – 50% FGs
Celtics – 11-22 3Ps
Celtics – 6 turnovers
Durant – 13/4/4
Harris – 11 points
Irving – 9/6/2
Claxton – 6 points
Nets – 42.2% FGs
Nets – 6-15 3Ps
Nets – turnovers – 7:04 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
The Nets’ coaching staff needs to splice some of these Cam Thomas possessions together with the same message over and over edited on top:
“Pass the ball” – 7:03 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Celtics lead the Nets 62-50. KD with 13, Kyrie with 11. Just two points from Jaylen Brown in the second quarter after 20 in the first. Nets bench has been nonexistent. Seth Curry has four fouls in three minutes. Cam Thomas with three bad shots. Does JV try someone else? – 7:03 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets need to blow dry the court because the towels aren’t getting it done. Sloppy play punctuated with some slip and slide at the end of the half. Celtics opened up a 62-50 lead over the Nets thanks to hot shooting from both Jaylen Brown (22) and Jayson Tatum (14). – 7:02 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
No longer a tough start for Tatum.
That offensive rebound that led to his first bucket felt significant. – 7:01 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Cam Thomas should not play in the 2nd half.
His decision-making has been horrendous. – 7:01 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Fadeaway J here to stay 🫡 pic.twitter.com/AgpQpYEBG47:01 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is rolling now. Celtics back up 10. – 7:00 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Tatum picks off Durant’s pass to the corner on a great read then hits a pull up 3 the other way. 10 point game. – 7:00 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Boos raining down in Brooklyn after #Celtics fans in the building try to get an MVP chant going with Jayson Tatum at the free throw line. This is a fun game!!! – 7:00 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics start 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Slow start for Mr. Whammy. – 6:59 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Seth Curry has four fouls in 3 minutes. That’s tough to do. #Nets6:59 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets fans drowning out MVP chants for Jayson Tatum with boos – 6:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Seth Curry. – 6:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston was right on that KD shot. Didn’t matter. – 6:59 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
First Tatum FTA coming right before halftime. – 6:59 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Seth Curry: 4 fouls, 3 minutes – 6:58 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: Joe Harris (11 points, 3-of-3 from deep) has extended his season-best streak of games in double figures to four.
In his last three games (including tonight’s first half), Harris is 12-of-16 from 3-point range (66.7 %). – 6:58 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets haven’t played a bad half. They’ve been especially terrible finishing in transition. That’s the area that really sticks out.
Jaylen Brown has 22 points on 5/6 shooting from three. He’s been the difference. – 6:57 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Celtics lead 55-48 with 2:32 left in the first half. Boston on a 7-0 since that Harris 3. Malcolm Brogden has 10 points. Celtics getting more out of their bench than the Nets, but Vaughn has only played eight guys so far. – 6:56 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Beautiful setup
KAI ➡️ Clax pic.twitter.com/sKqfg9lX8F6:56 PM

Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Brogdon is perfect from 3 today and is now up to 50.7 percent for the season.
Celtics just have so many guys who are scorching from deep this year. – 6:55 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown treating Barclays Center like it’s Rucker Park – 6:55 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics guards are doing a great job putting a body on Claxton to keep him off the offensive glass. – 6:55 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Tatum back on track beating Durant twice from the mid-range. 55-48 – 6:55 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Kyrie helps the #nets tie it at 48 finding Claxton for an alley-oop and keeping Durant’s transition miss in-bounds before O’Neale found Harris for 3. Brown answers with a turnaround and assist to Brogdon for 3. – 6:54 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Joe Harris is unconscious from deep the last three games.
3/3 tonight and 12/16 over that stretch. – 6:54 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Joe Harris is 3/3 from downtown so far. Huge shooting night in a huge game. – 6:53 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Joe Harris has hit all three 3s today. He’s got 11 points. – 6:53 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Brogdon got fouled, but Boston missed and easy chance to post Tatum against Kyrie on the block.
Celtics offense is a little out of sync without Marcus Smart running the show. – 6:53 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Good stretch for TJ Warren. It’s great to see him back out there. – 6:50 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics free up Tatum with some screening action that fooled Irving/Claxton, but he misses another 3. He’s 6 of his last 24 from the field. – 6:50 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Blake Griffin got a nice ovation from the Brooklyn crowd earlier in the quarter.
He had a big smile on his face. – 6:50 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Having a block party today 🔒 pic.twitter.com/EdlcZpmwnw6:49 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’d run something to get Tatum a post touch here for Boston on the next possession. Let him get the ball where he can work without having to create from the arc. – 6:49 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum: 1-5, 3 points, 3 turnovers…
…and the Celtics still have the lead 44-39. – 6:47 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics might have more transition blocks tonight already than they’ve had all season. – 6:47 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are doing some highlight stuff in transition D. And they are doing some simple stuff really badly too. Give and take. – 6:46 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
T.J. Warren immediately making an impact.
Got a putback off a KD three and just got fouled working into the mid-range.
He’s going to be a difference-maker for Brooklyn. – 6:46 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Brogdon, Hauser and Harris on floor at same time. Every person watching this is already 18% smarter #wahoowa pic.twitter.com/Evnah0iUau6:46 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
It’s a transition defense CLINIC for the #Celtics here. – 6:45 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Royce O’Neale just passed up a wide-open three. And I mean wide, wide open.
He’s seeing ghosts out there. – 6:45 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Tatum’s OREB chasing down a good bounce on Brown’s miss gets White an open three after #Nets pulled within 4. – 6:44 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Messy Tatum game so far. Three turnovers and probably should be four. Nets are bodying him on every play. – 6:44 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets are actually doing a really nice job on Jayson Tatum. He’s frustrated.
They just got killed by a barrage of Jaylen Brown threes and some poor decisions offensively. – 6:43 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Sam Hauser, rim protector – 6:43 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Sam Hauser chasedown block? – 6:43 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets are actually doing a really nice job on Jayson Tatum. He’s frustrated offensively.
They just got killed by a barrage of Jaylen Brown threes and some poor decisions offensively. – 6:43 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Nets go to Kevin Durant at center as soon as the Celtics sub in Luke Kornet. – 6:43 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Wow. Add Sam Hauser to the chase down block list, rejecting TJ Warren on the run. – 6:43 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Sam Hauser with the huge block! Wow! – 6:43 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Really tough start for Tatum. Has been blocked at the rim twice, three turnovers, 3 points. – 6:43 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Four turnovers for Tatum and he’s trying to force matters to get going. #Celtics #Nets6:42 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Spin cycle for Killer P 🌀 pic.twitter.com/6kblITa7nF6:42 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
You have to find Harris in transition. He loves stepping into those transition triples. Boston sent too many guys back to the paint. – 6:42 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Joe Harris is 2/2 from three to start the game.
Now 11/15 in his last three games. – 6:42 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
This has been a really poor Royce O’Neale game thus far. – 6:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nets are being really physical with Tatum and it’s paying off so far. – 6:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie Irving is probably the best small finisher I’ve watched an entire career of. He’s so good at the rim. – 6:38 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Blake Griffin gets a tribute video from the Nets after his distinguished 1.5 years in Brooklyn. What a moment.
Griffin stands up and waves at the crowd after some light applause. – 6:38 PM
Khobi Price
@khobi_price
Is this a Blake Griffin tribute by the Nets I’m watching? – 6:38 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
There is a Blake Griffin tribute video happening right now in Brooklyn. FYI – 6:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 35-27 after one
Brown – 20 points
Grant – 7 points
Tatum – 3 points
Brogdon – 3 points
Celtics – 57.1% FGs
Celtics – 8-12 3Ps
Celtics – 4 TOs
Durant – 9 points
Harris – 5 points
Irving – 4 points
Thomas – 4 points
Nets – 42.3% FGs
Nets – 3-8 3Ps
Nets – 0 TOs – 6:37 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Nets are giving Blake Griffin a tribute video right now. He was here a year and a half. – 6:36 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets are airing a tribute for Blake Griffin on the Jumbotron right now for his return to Barclays Center. – 6:36 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
a blake griffin tribute video is playing at barclays center – 6:36 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Oh boy, it’s the Blake tribute video!! Didn’t expect this one. #Celtics #Nets6:36 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Nets are doing a Blake Griffin tribute video. – 6:36 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets trail the Celtics 35-27. Vaughn put five shooters out there for the last look in KD, Kyrie, Joe, T.J. and Cam. It resulted in a stepback 3 from Thomas, that was off. Alas. Jaylen Brown has 20 points already and is killing them. – 6:35 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Celtics 35, Nets 27 after one. Jaylen Brown goes 6 for 7, hits all five 3-pointers, and has 20 points. – 6:35 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Jaylen Brown, who had 20 across the river at MSG on Opening Night last year, has 20 in the first quarter of the road trip here in Brooklyn tonight (5-5 from 3).
35-27, Boston after one. – 6:35 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Cam Thomas’ shot selection is really, really bad. – 6:35 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
Jaylen Brown dominating the Nets in the 1st quarter. He’s getting everywhere he wants on the floor. He’s already got 20 points and is 6-for-7 from the field. – 6:34 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Brown’s 5 threes pass Tatum/Horford (4) for most threes by a #Celtics player in a quarter this season. – 6:34 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown’s 1st quarter: 20 points, 6-7 fg, 5-5 3pt, 3-4 ft – 6:34 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Jaylen Brown glares over to the #Nets bench and has a little something to say after hitting his 5th 3 of the quarter. Jaylen has 20 points in the 1st, 6/7 from the floor, 5/5 from 3. – 6:33 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Jaylen Brown has gotten the better of Kevin Durant in this 1st quarter.
He’s got 20 points on 5/5 shooting from three. – 6:33 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Jaylen Brown working on a 20-point first quarter, making all five 3-pointers. Celtics fans here (there are more than a few) growing louder. – 6:33 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown with a 20-point first quarter. – 6:33 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
It’s a little late for Sunday mass, but Kevin Durant just went for a baptism on Grant Williams. – 6:33 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
20 points for Jaylen Brown in the first quarter. He’s on fire. – 6:33 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Jaylen Brown has 20 in the first quarter. He’s 5/5 from downtown. Unconscious – 6:32 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown has 20 in 11 minutes. #Celtics #Nets6:32 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Durant going after Hauser and Pritchard. #Celtics try to double the first time, but #Nets got the ball around the world to Thomas for 3. Second scramble try got beat back door by Claxton. Now, Durant goes inside for 2. – 6:32 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The thing about Cam Thomas is that he’s going to shoot the ball. Most of the times he touches it too. – 6:31 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Kyrie’s overhelping off shooters for no reason has been really bad this season. – 6:31 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kevin Durant is about a minute or less from getting a T. He’s had enough of getting hit on drives without a call. – 6:30 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Jaylen Brown is having a field day offensively with 17 points already.
Kevin Durant struggling to finish through some of these contests early. He’s 3/7. – 6:30 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics, who’ve trailed by double-digits just twice in the last 16 games (winning 1 of those), fell behind by 9 early in Brooklyn.
Boston now on a 25-8 run to lead 27-19. (Jaylen Brown already with 17 points) – 6:30 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Tons of #Celtics fans in the house. Pretty even cheers each way when either team scores. – 6:29 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Not a great matchup to have Cam Thomas playing extended minutes.
Celtics are next-level crisp in their offensive actions. Nets need to be really sharp on rotations. And they’re extremely long defensively, which presents a need for maximum spacing. – 6:28 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown is feeling it now… 14 points so far in the 1st – 6:26 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Feels like Jaylen Brown just needed to see the ball go through the hoop, even if it wasn’t the #Celtics‘. Ha. JB a perfect 4/4 from 3 so far! – 6:26 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I never thought Jaylen Brown would be this good of a pullup three-point shooter. A testament how hard he’s worked on that shot. – 6:26 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Jaylen Brown’s heater continues. Four threes in the 1Q. – 6:25 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kevin Durant got the message from the Miami mini-series for the Celtics: Jump these soft passes for easy steals.
Boston has to be way more sure with the ball. – 6:24 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’m assuming we might see some Payton Pritchard minutes tonight. The Nets go small a lot. There are definitely spots for Pritchard tonight. – 6:22 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry and Cam Thomas are Vaughn’s first two subs today. – 6:21 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Nets really trying to get Joe Harris an open look and the #Celtics are swarming to him. – 6:21 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Feels like 90% of Joe Harris’ drives this season have gotten swatted. – 6:21 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Joe Harris with a quick little hug to his former college teammate Malcolm Brogden out of the timeout. They remain very close. Somewhere @John Hollinger is dusty. – 6:20 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Nets allow a 14-0 run after opening the game 11-2.
Just a flurry of missed fastbreak opportunities, poor halfcourt shot selection, and really bad transition defense. – 6:19 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Video tribute to Bill Russell during the timeout at Barclays. #Celtics #Nets6:19 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The 🐐 tributes continue as the Celtics hit NBA road arenas for the first time… pic.twitter.com/wgWUOGE7Ik6:19 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Nets doing a video tribute for the late Bill Russell who passed away this summer. – 6:18 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Timeout Jacque Vaughn. Celtics lead 16-11. Seven misses from BK after starting five-for-five. Brown with consecutive 3s. Grant Williams is 3-for-3 as well. Boston moving the ball well to find the open man. Nets offense getting a little iso-heavy. – 6:18 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics on a 14-0 run. Picked up the defense and really moving the ball well. Drive and kick and the extra pass. That’s Mazzulla Ball. – 6:18 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
Some failures to close out, a 14-0 #Celtics run, and all of a sudden the #Nets are down 16-11. – 6:18 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
What a sequence: Nets go from leading 11-2 to trailing the Celtics 16-11 at the 6:32 mark of Q1. Timeout for Jacque Vaughn after Boston whips the ball around the court to generate an open 3. – 6:18 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Nets made first five shots, have missed the next seven. Celtics on a 14-0 run to take a 16-11 lead. – 6:18 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics fall behind 11-2. Some uneasy no-Mazzulla-timeout moments. 14-0 Celtics run. Nets timeout.
Like clockwork. – 6:18 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Celtics down 11-2. Joe Mazzulla easily could have taken a timeout. He let them play through it instead. Now it’s the Nets that took the timeout after a 14-0 Boston run. – 6:17 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Some incredible transition defense from the #Celtics here, and a bit of fortune with Claxton dropping a 2-on-1 pass, get them ahead after the #Nets hit 5 straight shots to start the game. Big blocks by White & Brown at the rim chasing down Kyrie and Harris. 16-11 Boston. – 6:17 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics fall behind 11-2, Mazzulla does not call a timeout and his team responds with a 14-0 run. #Nets6:17 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
No Timeout Joe comes through again! #Celtics on an 14-0 run after falling behind 11-2. – 6:17 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Just like that the Celtics lead 13-11. Tatum hit a 3 and Kyrie tried to match it with a pull-up of his own. It didn’t go as well. Brown buried an open corner 3 the next time down. – 6:16 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Milwaukee Game 7 Grant Williams came to play this evening! – 6:16 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Grant Williams has shown up to play. #Celtics #Nets6:15 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Nets have hit their first five shots, quick 11-2 lead on Boston. Marcus Smart not playing tonight for the Celtics. – 6:14 PM
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Hot start for the Nets. They’ve made their first five shots. KD and Kyrie each with four plus a 3 from Royce. 11-4 Nets. – 6:14 PM
Brian Lewis
@NYPost_Lewis
#Nets out to a quick 11-2 lead on the #Celtics. – 6:14 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Kyrie Irving heard a some boos as he was introduced. #Celtics #Nets6:11 PM
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@SiriusXMNBA
🔊 Larry Hughes tells Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson his thoughts on the Kobe & Tatum comparison.
Here Jayson Tatum and the Celtics face the Nets right now on NBA Radio https://t.co/AYipQpw9t4 pic.twitter.com/O50gJos6WW6:11 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Celtics fans in attendance booed Kyrie Irving during pregame introductions. – 6:09 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Easily the biggest game of the year for the Nets, who are set to tipoff against the same Celtics team that swept them out the first round of the playoffs. Nets have won 4 in a row and 7 of last 9, but Boston is a different animal. Can BKN stay solid for 4 quarters? – 6:07 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Nets – Barclays Center – December 4, 2022 – Starters
Boston – White, Brown, Tatum, G Williams, Horford
Brooklyn – Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Royce O’Neal, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton
OUT: Boston: Smart, R. Williams, Gallinari Brooklyn: Simmons, Sumner, Watanabe pic.twitter.com/d88WmmOSeM6:05 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays. Nets-Celtics tip shortly. First meeting since the sweep. But between Ime Udoka and the KD trade rumors between the two teams, plenty of storylines have persisted. Nets going for five in a row. A win would be a big statement. Updates coming. – 5:56 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Greatness in the building 🎾 pic.twitter.com/T4Bht2yviv5:56 PM

Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Perfect timing for the second game this season with both Booker and Bridges under 30 minutes.
Second game of a back-to-back in Dallas tomorrow night and then third game in four days on Wednesday against the Celtics in Phoenix. – 5:45 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Same 5 to start tonight ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/Ar2JY17VyI5:39 PM

Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Nets – Barclays Center – December 4, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Brown, Tatum, G Williams, Horford
Brooklyn – Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Royce O’Neal, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton
OUT: Boston: Smart, R. Williams, Gallinari Brooklyn: Simmons, Sumner, Watanabe pic.twitter.com/S5dZ84nT505:35 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters vs. Boston: Irving, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 5:34 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
Same starters for Nets tonight vs. Boston:
Irving, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 5:33 PM
Kristian Winfield
@Krisplashed
Nets Starters for this evening’s game vs. Boston:
Irving, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 5:32 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Nets starters:
Nicolas Claxton
Royce O’Neale
Kevin Durant
Joe Harris
Kyrie Irving – 5:32 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Tonight’s starting 5 ⤵️
@DraftKings pic.twitter.com/c9NhSPFUVR5:29 PM

Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Came all the way from Japan to show support, you love to see it! pic.twitter.com/fU6i1T8ePk5:27 PM

Charlotte Hornets PR
@HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: vs. LAC 12/5
Ball (L Ankle Sprain) out
Hayward (L Shoulder – Scapula Fracture) out
Martin (L Knee Procedure) out
Smith Jr (L Ankle Sprain) out
Williams (L Ankle Sprain) out – 5:01 PM
Charlotte Hornets
@hornets
OFFICIAL: We have assigned forward JT Thor to the @greensboroswarm marking his third @nbagleague assignment of the season. pic.twitter.com/j6hZPnMxX94:50 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
📍Brooklyn
#JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/wZuxebrBCX4:47 PM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Joe Mazzulla to reporters in BKN on Rob Williams: “He went through another session today. He’s progressing really well. Pretty close to returning, along with the timeline. It’s just a matter of getting him back conditioning-wise and making sure he’s comfortable and ready to go.” – 4:36 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Mazzulla just said Robert Williams is “pretty close to returning.” #Celtics #Nets4:31 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Joe Mazzulla said Robert Williams went through another scrimmage this morning. #Celtics4:31 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart will sit out the start of the Celtics’ six-game road trip on Sunday night masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…4:24 PM
Barbara Barker
@meanbarb
JV says if Celtics want to double KD tonight, they have shooters that will make them pay. pic.twitter.com/r4tj9AM5bU4:23 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said Edmond Sumner’s contusion isn’t serious. Being held out more out of precaution. Said Sumner tried to give it a go and all parties thought a rest day would be best. – 4:17 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Marcus Smart is out tonight vs. Brooklyn – 4:13 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
The Celtics say Marcus Smart will miss tonight’s game in Brooklyn with a left hip contusion. Smart appeared to tweak his left leg when he slipped next to the court during Friday’s overtime loss to Miami. – 4:13 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Marcus Smart (hip contusion) will not play tonight, per the Celtics. – 4:12 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart is OUT tonight for the Celtics in Brooklyn. – 4:12 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Smart is OUT tonight with a left hip contusion. #Celtics #Nets4:12 PM
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Ending the weekend with hoops pic.twitter.com/ouHoEtQiYa4:11 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
After winning five of six games during our last homestand, we’re looking to keep the momentum going on this six-game road trip. pic.twitter.com/0ZZ1nMncf74:01 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Danny Leroux
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/0OLM0cDlkz pic.twitter.com/zgmsMRenkY4:01 PM

Josh Lewenberg
@JLew1050
Juancho Hernangomez is listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game vs Boston with a sprained right ankle. Achiuwa and Porter remain out. Still no timetable for their return. – 3:16 PM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Nate Duncan
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/2eiXvIjSWG pic.twitter.com/tABJe9WUAD3:02 PM

Adam Wexler
@AdamJWexler
#Texans Kyle Allen in his last 17 games before today had a passer rating of 76.7 w/ 16 TD, 19 INT. the 76.7 rating would rank 33rd this season, two spots behind Davis Mills. – 2:48 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Danny Leroux
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/0OLM0cDlkz pic.twitter.com/JGgC3VTKCT2:04 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
On the ground in NYC for what should be a fun battle. #Celtics #Nets @ 6.
@Joe_Sway & @A. Sherrod Blakely here too. @John_Zannis back in the studio.
Marcus Smart is questionable with a hip contusion. Ben Simmons, Edmond Sumner and Yuta Watanabe out for BKN. Rematch of 1R sweep. – 1:57 PM
Larry Lage
@LarryLage
Lions settle for FG and 17-3 lead early 2Q after Justin Jackson dropped a pass _ without a defender near him _ on 2nd down – 1:50 PM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
“A lot of coaches would’ve stepped in and messed it up”
@TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson give credit to Celtics head coach, Joe Mazzulla. pic.twitter.com/vLrkdYyZxz1:37 PM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Nate Duncan
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/2eiXvIBtOe pic.twitter.com/gyX8Ixw3NE1:21 PM

Adam Spolane
@AdamSpolane
Two weeks ago Davis Mills threw an interception on the Texans second play, today Kyle Allen throws one on the first play, but at least it wasn’t returned for a touchdown, so progress? – 1:07 PM
Adam Wexler
@AdamJWexler
Davis Mills is one of the Texans captains today for the coin toss. Browns wins, defer, Kyle Allen’s offense will get the ball first. – 1:01 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Give your family the gift of green this holiday season ☘️
Head to https://t.co/j3J5t3FK77 to see every deal currently available. pic.twitter.com/2V32I1hrZ31:00 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Thunder players with 30 PPG and 50 FG% in a season:
— Durant MVP season
— Shai this season
Thunder players with 30 PPG and 6 APG in a season:
— Westbrook MVP season
— Shai this season pic.twitter.com/qbkcMkyyDd12:32 PM

Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Nate Duncan
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/2eiXvIjSWG pic.twitter.com/vOaREogSdm12:01 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: Al Horford Extension; Discord Mailbag with @Danny Leroux
Join us with our @SethPartnow sale!
https://t.co/0OLM0cDlkz pic.twitter.com/wwRCE0t75U11:40 AM

Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
🏀 @Hoophall member Kevin McHale isn’t surprised by the great start from the Celtics
@Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 | #BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/qZEHAPMaVv11:39 AM

Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Happy Birthday to Brooklyn’s own 🐐 pic.twitter.com/joZ193DcLL11:20 AM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Imagine if I told you in July that of the 6 teams scheduled by the NFL to play on Christmas — Packers vs. Dolphins, Denver-Rams & Tampa Bay-Arizona, the only one entering Dec. with a winning record would be Miami. Bucks-Celtics at 5 p.m. could eat a (small) bit into Broncos-Rams – 11:10 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
TONIGHT ☘️ Celtics at @Brooklyn Nets
⏰ 6:00 PM
📺 @NBCSBoston
🎙️ @985TheSportsHub
#BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/m4zHTBLFf010:00 AM

Josh Lewenberg
@JLew1050
Led by Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam & Thad Young, the Raptors held a players’ meeting following Friday night’s loss in Brooklyn. Their message: “Come out & throw the first punch.”
Less than 24 hours later, they did that in a much-needed win over Orlando tsn.ca/josh-lewenberg…9:41 AM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
“The Celtics are just a fine-tuned machine”
@Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on why the Boston Celtics are the best team in the NBA right now.
@Boston Celtics | #BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/xt7lHKZs0l9:41 AM

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