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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics 1/14/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

It’s been a long time since the Nets have beaten the Celtics. Prior to the matchup Brooklyn had lost their past 10 meetings with Boston but that all changed Monday night. On the back of some sizzling performances from Russell, Allen and Kurucs, the Nets were able to seal the game with a 109-102 win. Here’s how it unfolded.

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1st Quarter:

  • Russell kicks off scoring with the corner three and is immediately followed with a Boston timeout, the fastest timeout called this season (29 seconds)  
  • Add Jaylen Brown to Allen’s block list
  • Lovely dish from Russell to Harris for the layup
  • Kurucs first bucket for the night is a triple
  • Follows it up the drive on Horford leading to an and one chance off the sleek move from Allen
  • Russell showed some nice speed to attack the paint and finish off the glass
  • The steal from Carroll leads to the easy lay in for Harris
  • Loveeee the steal leading to the bucket for Rodions
  • D’Lo with the tough two
  • Follows it up with the three
  • Ed Davis gets his signature offensive rebound and putback
  • The Kurucs ‘foul’ was clean
  • Nets finish the first with a 27-25 lead

2nd Quarter:

  • Great attack from Russell leading to the lay-in
  • Ed finishes the pick and roll off the pass from D’Lo
  • Carroll shows good speed at getting to the rim
  • D’Angelo Russell has been cooking tonight as he hits another three
  • Better attack from Dinwiddie and Allen cleaning up the miss
  • You can’t leave Joey Buckets open
  • Spencer Dinwiddie from Manhattan
  • Heck of a block from Dinwiddie
  • Allen gets his second block of the night
  • Nets finish the half with a one-point lead

3rd Quarter:

  • Jarrett Allen kicks off scoring in the third
  • Follows it up with the tip in off the Russell miss
  • Smooth cut and finish from Harris off the D’Lo feed
  • Russell with the tough floating finish over Morris
  • Follows it up with the rainbow three as the clock expires
  • D’Lo penetrates the defense and hands it off to Allen for the slam
  • Kurucs with the long strides!
  • Russell has been hot from the perimeter
  • What a pass from D’Lo!
  • Another three from Russell!
  • Block from Allen
  • ANOTHER THREE FROM RUSSELL
  • DeMarr3 Carroll
  • No one can defend D’Angelo Russell
  • This is a special game from a special player
  • Rodi gets in on the fun with the three
  • Kurucs with the bucket to beat the clock
  • Nets end the quarter with a 24 point lead thanks to some insane antics from D’Lo

4th Quarter:

  • The energy down low leads to the basket for Davis
  • Dinwiddie hits the pull up three
  • Kurucs makes the off balance jumper
  • Lead cut down to 16
  • Make it 13
  • Allen showed great energy to get the offensive board off the Russell free throw miss
  • Boston cut the lead to 11
  • Allen’s energy and rebounding has been vital tonight
  • Lead down to single digits
  • Despite some tense moments, the Nets close it out for a 109-102 win