Final: Celtics 116, Nets 95 — C’s cruise to third straight win

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The Celtics starting five was back at 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 points 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.

Boston goes for their fourth straight win on Wednesday night against the Pacers in a showdown between two of the hottest teams in the league.  

First Half Notes