Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105.
A season after some middling results with the NBA’s most expensive roster, the Nets are starting fresh this season with a new coach, a thinned-down payroll and – they hope – a stronger start.
How about 10-minute quarters — can we compromise there? Forty minutes of basketball would replicate the college game, where NBA players were groomed.
The league seems content to take as much of the fans’ money as fast as they can, even if it means more performances by understudies in lieu of marquee attractions like Brook Lopez.
The NBA announced Tuesday that it would shorten each quarter by one minute during Sunday’s preseason game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason Saturday with a 96-80 win over the Boston Celtics.
Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 106-86 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.
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Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as the New York Knicks opened a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth straight win, 116-92 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn 91-84 and stop the Nets’ four-game winning streak Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds in just 28 minutes, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
It’ll be months before we definitively know whether last year’s trade was worth general manager Billy King’s ransom, but Sunday night’s game showed why he went to such lengths.