Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/16

Game 1: Tuesday, October 16th
Nets97Final
Celtics96
Game 2: Thursday, October 18th
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Nets85

Nets 97

(3-0, 1-0 away)

Celtics 96

(1-4, 0-2 home)

Coverage: NBATV

7:30 PM ET, October 16, 2012

TD Garden, Boston, MA

1 2 3 4 T
BKN 25 22 27 2397
BOS 21 28 34 1396

Top Performers

Brooklyn: A. Blatche 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

Boston: P. Pierce 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Mirza Teletovic's late FT caps Nets' comeback over Celtics

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Mirza Teletovic made a foul shot with 4.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets reserves rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 97-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Brooklyn's Stephen Dennis drew a foul with 5 seconds left to play and the game tied at 96-all, but he missed both free throws. Teletovic was there for the offensive rebound and was fouled by Rob Kurz. Teletovic made the first foul shot, then missed the second and Boston called a timeout with 3.6 seconds left.

Boston got two more shots off, but missed both.

Andray Blatche led Brooklyn with 23 points and nine rebounds and Reggie Evans pulled down 10 boards.

The Nets were coming off a 98-88 win over Washington on Monday night in their Brooklyn debut and played without starters Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace.

Paul Pierce scored 29 points, Rajon Rondo had 11 assists and Kevin Garnett blocked three shots for Boston, which scored 10 straight points during a 20-4 run in the third quarter.

Pierce and Garnett sat out the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn reserves made a run on Boston's, taking a 96-95 lead on Tornike Shengalia's three-point play with 41 seconds left.

The Celtics and Nets play a preseason rematch Thursday night in Brooklyn.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BKN
BOS
Points 97 96
FGM-FGA 37-76 (.487) 33-71 (.465)
3PM-3PA 8-24 (.333) 9-20 (.450)
FTM-FTA 15-27 (.556) 21-24 (.875)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 12-41 5-35
Assists 18 22
Turnovers 16 17
Steals 9 8
Blocks 2 6
Fast Break Points 9 17
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 12

Top Performers

Brooklyn
Boston
Andray Blatche Blatche
Points: 23
Reb: 9
Ast: 1
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Paul Pierce Pierce
Points: 29
Reb: 5
Ast: 1
Stl: 1
Blk: 2