Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Avery Bradley had 22 and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-92 on Wednesday night.
Al Horford added 17 points for the Celtics in their third straight victory. Jae Crowder had 15.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 points for the Nets, who have lost five in a row. Trevor Booker had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 14 points.
Boston raced to an 11-2 lead and was ahead 30-16 after one quarter, but the Nets answered with a 21-6 run and 12 points from Bogdanovic in the second quarter.
The Nets came all the way back to tie it at 60 in the third, but the Celtics then went on a 19-6 run to regain control.
Kilpatrick scored 13 points in the fourth, but it wasn't enough for Brooklyn. >> Read more
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