Marshon Brooks Scores 17 for Nets, but Celts Win the Night

Pierce triggers run, helps Celtics beat Nets 89-70

      BOSTON (AP) – Paul Pierce scored 9 of his 24 points during a
game-breaking third-quarter run and Avery Bradley hit his first
career 3-pointer, helping the Boston Celtics beat the
injury-depleted New Jersey Nets 89-70 Wednesday night.

      Reserve Brandon Bass scored 15 and grabbed 13 rebounds, and
Rajon Rondo had eight points and 12 assists for the Celtics (4-3).
Boston has won four straight since dropping all three of a
season-opening road trip.

      Kevin Garnett had 14 points and 12 boards, Bradley finished with
11 points.

      Boston broke it open with an 18-3 run to close the third

      MarShon Brooks, making his first career start, led the Nets with
17 points, and Jordan Farmar had 11. New Jersey has lost six
straight since a season-opening win at Washington.

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