The Nets made a run at a comeback late in the fourth quarter, but the Celtics managed to eek this one out as they won at home, 108-105.
Star PG Kyrie Irving led the Celtics' offense with 28 points on 10-for-21 shooting, including a 4-for-4 from three performance. He also notched eight rebounds and two assists. Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris had 14 and 15 points respectively, while Jaylen Brown notched 13 points for the Celtics.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson saw 22 points fall during the road game, after shooting 10-for-21 with 12 rebounds as well for a double-double.
Caris LeVert was second in scoring for the Nets as he poured in 16 points off the bench, while Quincy Acy had 14 points off the bench as well.
DeMarre Carroll and Allen Crabbe struggled despite 12-point performances from both players. Caroll shot 5-of-12 from the field, while Crabbe went 4-for-13. < Read more
What's Next: The Nets will begin 2018 with a matchup against the Magic at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. on New Year's Day.