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Ahead of Wednesday’s Celtics game, Brad Stevens told reporters, “I'm not making any changes to the starting lineup. We'll see how they respond.”

The starters didn’t respond very well – at least at the start.

Boston quickly fell behind Brooklyn 10-2 to open the contest. Things didn’t look good, so Stevens called for a timeout and delivered the following message, according to the coach: “I said, ‘We’re playing a lot better than the score. Don’t get caught up in that. We’ll figure this out.’”

His delivery seemed to calm the C’s. They continued to plug away and quickly turned things around.

Boston came out of the timeout and scored seven of the game’s next nine points. It was playing with a purpose, which it had lacked for the majority of the past two weeks. The C’s maintained their edge for the remainder of the contest and went on to grab an 89-81 victory.

Things could have easily continued to go south once Boston fell behind 10-2. We’ve seen that type of snowball effect far too often of late. Wednesday was a different story. The C’s regrouped, turned things around, and halted a streak of three consecutive losses.

Key Player

Avery Bradley seems to like the Barclays Center. Just a little bit.

Last season, he scored an average of 25 points per game while visiting the Nets, including an 18-point quarter in of those contests. He lit the Nets up again Wednesday night, helping to push the Celtics to an 89-81 victory.

Bradley led all scorers in the game by dropping in 21 points. He shot 7-of-12 from the field and made three of his four 3-pointers. Nearly all of those seven makes splashed through the net without grazing the rim. Bradley has now scored at least 17 points in three of his last four games.

Box Score Nuggets

  • Each team led by at least 11 points in the game.
  • Four of Brooklyn's starters scored in double-figures, but none scored more than 17 points.
  • Avery Bradley scored a game-high 21 points.
  • The Celtics committed 26 personal fouls, as opposed to just 18 by the Nets.
  • Every Celtic who appeared in the game scored.
  • Mason Plumlee logged the game's only double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Evan Turner dished out a game-high seven assists.
  • Tyler Zeller scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.
  • Both teams scored eight fast break points.
  • Deron Williams did not score and played only four minutes.
  • Neither team shot better than 40.5 percent from the field.
  • The Celtics outscored the Nets during each of the final three quarters.
  • Boston grabbed eight steals, as opposed to just three by Brooklyn. Evan Turner and Jae Crowder each grabbed two.
  • Turner led or tied for the team high in steals (two), rebounds (eight) and assists (seven).

Quote of the Night

We earned this win.

Brad Stevens on Wednesday's game.

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