C’s have no answer for Dinwiddie in rematch with Nets: The Nets may have been missing their All-Star point guard in this one, but the Celtics made Spencer Dinwiddie (32 points, 11 assists) look like one as the Nets held on for a 112-107 win at the Barclays Center. Five different Nets scored in double figures for Brooklyn’s high-powered offense as the team combined to shoot 41 percent from 3 while picking apart Boston’s defense with their drive-and-kick attacks.
Jayson Tatum (26 points, 9 rebounds) had a nice bounce-back game from Wednesday night but he got little help from the rest of Boston’s starters as Kemba Walker (6-of-19 FG), Marcus Smart (4-of-13 FG) struggled with their shot while Jaylen Brown was held to just nine points.
The C’s were very sloppy offensively with a season-high 19 turnovers in the matinee and those miscues led to several transition opportunities for the shorthanded Nets.
Boston drops to 13-5 on the year and they will remain in New York until Sunday when they face off against the Knicks.
Offensive woes loom large: While giving up 112 points is never pretty against a shorthanded Nets team