The Brooklyn Nets cruised to victory against the Boston Celtics in what was expected to be a close matchup. It was so bad that Brooklyn didn’t even allow Boston a chance to capture a lead. Nets head coach Steve Nash gave LaMarcus Aldridge (17 PTS, 9 REBS) the nod to start his first game of the season, it Aldridge delivered another solid performance.
Offensively, the Nets were a force to be reckoned with because of the spacing and post presence the veteran provided. It unlocked a flawless start to the game for the team and in particular, DeAndre Bembry (9 PTS, 10 REBS) gave the team a boost with his hustle and activity on the boards in the early stages.
Defensively, Nash had the perfect game plan to hold the Celtics to 37% shooting from the field and 23% accuracy from deep. This complemented Patty Mills’ (23 PTS, 7 3PM) outburst along with Kevin Durant (21 PTS, 8 ASTS) and James Harden’s (20 PTS, 11 ASTS, 7 REBS) orchestration on the other end really well.
It was a dominate showing from Brooklyn for all 48 minutes and they were rewarded with a lead that was as big as 29. And of course, a convincing victory, winning by 19 points on the road in TD Garden.
Durant made history in the contest as well passing Allen Iverson (24,369 PTS) for #25 on the all-time scoring list. It’s only a matter of time until the Nets star catches Ray Allen (24,505 PTS) at #24.
The Nets will be in action again on Saturday to take on the streaking Phoenix Suns, who have won 14 games in a row, at Barclays Center.