The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Boston Celtics 85-79 in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce’s long-awaited return to TD Garden.
After reading some post-game notes, I came across some crazy stats from this game. Here they are courtesy of ESPN.com.
- Garnett and Pierce combined for 12 points in the Nets win. The crazy part about that stat is in the 384 games they played together with the Celtics, NOT ONCE did they combine for fewer than 15 points at any point.
- The strength of the Nets team at the beginning of the season was the starting lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Brook Lopez who’s now out for the season. The expectation was it was those players who would have to will the Nets to victory. In this game however, Williams, Johnson, Pierce, and Garnett combined for 25 points and not one of them finished in the top 5 in scoring for the game. The top 5 scorers for the Nets in the game were Andray Blatche who had 17 points, Alan Anderson and Andrei Kirilenko who each had 11, and Shaun Livingston along with Mirza Teletovic who each had 9 points. That just shows how deep this Nets team really is and how unpredictable sports are.
- The two teams combined for 69 first-half points, making it the lowest scoring first half in any game this season.
Just thought you may be interested.