Celtics use huge second quarter to rout Nets, 120-95

Behind a 43-point second quarter, the Celtics blew out the Nets at the TD Garden Friday night, 120-95.  Avery Bradley led all scorers with 21 points in 25 minutes off the bench, shooting 10-for-13 from the field.  Jae Crowder added 19 points, five rebounds and three steals, and Isaiah Thomas chipped in 18 points and nine assists.  David Lee also scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting in 17 minutes.

The C's led 23-19 after the first period, then caught fire in the second to take a 66-42 advantage at the half:

Boston scored more points in the second period (43) than Brooklyn did in the entire first half (42).  The rest of the evening was mostly garbage time, as the Nets never got within 20 after halftime.

For the game, the Celtics made 51 of 87 field goal attempts.  Their .586 shooting percentage was the highest in the league so far this season.  The C's also dished out 39 assists, more that double the Nets 17.  There were only four blocked shots in the game, with all of them belonging to Boston.

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were Brooklyn's leading scorers with 14 points apiece.

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