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0-1, 3rd in Atlantic

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin in his Brooklyn debut: 18 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 28 minutes

Celtics hold off Nets to win Horford's home debut (1:15)

Thomas scores 25, Celtics fight off Nets 122-117

Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and nine assists, Jae Crowder added 21 points and Al Horford pitched in 11 in his Boston debut on Wednesday as the Celtics survived a late scare to beat the Nets.

Crowder shows off offense and defensive skills in a hurry (0:33)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets lost 122-117 to the Celtics in their season opener. They made 15 of a franchise-record 44 3-point attempts. Boston shot 53.9 percent from the field. Brooklyn trailed by 23 points in the fourth quarter but used an 18-2 run to come all the way back before Justin Hamilton missed a 3 that could've tied the game late. Brook Lopez struggled, going 1-for-7 from the field. Kenny Atkinson's team played hard, but it will be interesting to see how Lopez, a plodding center, fits into the fast-paced, 3-point heavy equation going forward.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 122, Nets 117: Boston didn't make things easy on itself, but emerge with a season-opening win. The Celtics showcased their offensive potential with a pass-happy offense that generated 36 assists on 48 field goals. Isaiah Thomas put up 25 points and 9 assists, while Al Horford registered 11 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds in his Boston debut. A late rally by the Nets spoiled an otherwise breezy second half and Boston, which led by as much as 23, had to re-insert its staters and sweat a bit in the final two minutes.

Brown's great bounce pass leads to Thomas layup (0:17)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn has cut a 23-point deficit to 120-114 in the final minute.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets are on the verge of their third consecutive blowout loss in a season opener. And after looking uncomfortable in the preseason in Kenny Atkinson's system, things haven't changed for Brook Lopez in Game 1 of the regular season. He has five points on 1-for-7 shooting.

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Lin grabs preseason MIP vote

Jeremy Lin received one vote for Most Improved Player in our NBA writers panel's preseason predictions. Now in Brooklyn, Lin looks to impress as the full-time starting point guard. Predictions: Most Improved

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Scola has started the second half for the Nets instead of Brook Lopez, who struggled in the first half.

Horford with a nice hook shot (0:20)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets went 8-for-20 from 3-point range in the first half and trail the Celtics 64-58. Brook Lopez is 1-for-5 from the field while Justin Hamilton has 14 points.

Isaiah Thomas feeds Jaylen Brown for first career bucket (0:20)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown in June: "I'm ready to rip somebody's head off" Nets center Justin Hamilton in October: "Confirmed." (Boston's No. 3 pick almost put Hamilton on a poster with a baseline drive in his NBA debut. Hamilton fouled but got the worst of the contract).

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Ex-Harvard star Lin donates $1M to alma mater

Jeremy Lin was a three-time All-Ivy selection at Harvard before graduating in 2010. The Nets guard's $1 million donation will help renovate the school's basketball arena.

Thomas gets and-1 on circus layup (0:20)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Jeremy Lin made a $1 million donation to his alma mater, Harvard. It will help the school's undergraduate financial aid fund and college basketball arena renovations.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic, who didn't start during the preseason, will start for Brooklyn at SG in Boston tonight. Randy Foye is out with a hamstring injury. The other starters are Jeremy Lin, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Randy Foye (strained hamstring) will not play in Brooklyn's season-opener in Boston Wednesday.

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Nets at bottom of first Power Rankings

Brooklyn is projected to win less than 25 games this year, and is favored in only four games on its schedule. It's going to be another long season for the Nets, who rank even lower than the 76ers. Preseason Power Rankings

How many games will Brooklyn win?

Kevin Pelton takes a look at the win projections for all 30 NBA teams using ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). ESPN's Summer Forecast estimated 20 wins, but the latest projections have the Nets winning much more. Final predictions (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.626th
Rebounds Per Game42.423rd
Assists Per Game22.315th
Points Allowed106.024th

Team History


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