Despite a lackluster performance from their big three, and a 36-point first half last night, the Celtics nonetheless ripped through the Nets, beating New Jersey 91-69, the AP reports. The 7-0 start to the season marks Boston's best in 35 years. Kevin Garnett led the team with 16 points, but was benched with three fouls in the third quarter.
With Pierce and Allen racking up 15 and 14 points respectively, it was largely the quality of the role players and defense, more than the offensive dominance of the All-Star trio that carried Boston to another blowout win. Tony Allen, Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins all scored in double digits. Richard Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, Jason Kidd 19.