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GAME 37: CELTICS 107, NETS 94

TD Garden
March 2, 2012

Celtics top Nets for 3rd straight, move above .500
BOSTONThe Boston Celtics found their way to the right side of a rout for the first time in more than a month. Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo both had double-doubles and Paul Pierce came close to joining them as the Celtics beat the Nets 107-94 on Friday night.

For more, read the AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.



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TURNING POINT: After scoring just five points in the first five minutes of the second quarter while clinging to a four-point lead, the C's exploded with a 18-1 run to build a double-digit lead. They would refuse to relinquish the double-digit advantage over the remainder of the contest..

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Brook Lopez -- The Stanford product has shaken off the rust quickly on the offensive end since returning from a broken foot. Lopez has posted 22.5 points per game in his four games back.

For more, read Brian Robb's NBA.com notebook



NETS NOTES G Jordan Farmar (strained groin) returned to action after a four-game absence, scoring 7 points off the bench...F Gerald Green scored in double-digits (11 points, 5-10 FGs) for a second straight game, this time playing 25 minutes off the bench.



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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Brook Lopez
35 MIN
28 PTS, 3 REB
10-21 FGs, 8-10 FTs
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On the run in the 3rd:

"We got out in the open court, we did a nice job of moving the basketball. Gerald Green gave us some good points during that stretch, MarShon (Brooks) was good during that stretch, Brook (Lopez) was battling, but again we just couldnt put together enough quality minutes tonight to be successful."



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