Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 116, Nets 95 — Kyrie leads the way in blowout win

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics beating the Nets, 116-95, in BSJ Quickie Form

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Kyrie, Morris look solid in their return against shorthanded Nets: The Celtics starting five returned to full strength for the first time in a week on Monday night, as Kyrie Irving (eyes) and Marcus Morris (neck) were back healthy. Both showed no signs of rust in their return, as Irving (17 points, six assists) and Morris (12 points, 3-of-6 from 3) chipped in their usual efficient scoring nights against an undermanned Nets team that had six players out due to injury, including four rotation players. After falling behind by nine in the opening minutes due to hot shooting, the Nets (24 turnovers) were dominated for the final three quarters by an efficient Celtics offense that set a new season-high with assists (36) for the third straight game.