Boston Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets 112-101 on Saturday night and remain undefeated in the league. Celtics Big Three put on another impressive performance as they combined for 73 points of the team’s 112. Paul Pierce was held scoreless in the first quarter, but poured in 13 points in the decisive third quarter and went on to finish with team best 28 points. Ray Allen posted a double-double when he finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds while Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 14 rebounds. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was present in the game even after attending his father’s funeral service in Illinois hours before the game.
The New Jersey Nets were once again led by Richard Jefferson who finished with 28 points while Jason Kidd 17 points and 12 assist. Nets swingman Vince Carter injured his right ankle when he landed on Pierce’s foot after a big slam dunk. Carter limped his way out of the court late in the third period. He finished with 17 points.
The Boston Celtics (5-0) remain undefeated after their first five games. They will be on the road to Indiana to face the Pacers (3-3) on November 13.
New Jersey Nets (4-2) will host the New Orleans Hornets (5-2) on November 12.