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BSJ Game Report: Celtics 108, Nets 105 — Too close for comfort

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 108-105 win over the Nets in quickie form.

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Too close for comfort:  Kyrie Irving (game-high 28 points) and the Celtics offense had their way with the Nets for the better part of four quarters (49% FG, 42% 3pt), but the scrappy Nets kept things interesting to the very end. After erasing one 13-point deficit early in the second half, the visitors chipped into a 10-point Boston lead with three minutes remaining. They got it down to just three points with 14 seconds remaining, giving Spencer Dinwiddle a chance to tie the game on an open 3-pointer from the wing but he missed everything. The Celtics grabbed the board and finished the Nets off at the free throw line.