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
quarter.

      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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