Brooklyn Nets defeated the Boston Celtics 102-97. Rondo did not play due to a sprained right ankle.
Boston trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but rallied to take the lead, before fading. Kevin Garnett gave the Celtics an 85-80 advantage with 7:57 remaining in the game. But the Celtics then hit a drought, failing to connect in the half-court offense and losing their defensive edge as their transition game disappeared.
Celtics led by Paul Pierce who scored 22 points, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, and 2 Stl while the Nets was led by Brooke Lopez with 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Blk.