Crowder's big night, Bradley goes for 16, Horford gets 14/8/4/4 and Smart plays hard in C's win (videos)
Jae Crowder scored team-high 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Nets in Brooklyn on Friday night. Crowder came up big in the fourth quarter and hit some big shots as the Celtics are playing without Isaiah Thomas. This was probably one of the best games in Jae's career who bounced back in a great way from a little slump he got in these past games.
Avery Bradley got 16 points on his own and grabbed down five rebounds for the Celtics. He was second-best scorer on the team and was team-high +12 in +/- category for this game, spending 34 minutes on the court.
Al Horford did a little bit of everything for this Boston team, finishing the night with 14 points, eight boards and four assists. Big Al got also four blocks, including nice swat on Brook Lopez. Horford was also big in the fourth quarter, hitting some tough shots and making the plays for others.
Marcus Smart started the game with 0/7 shooting and ended the night with 3/14 from the field but he played hard and made some great plays. Smart got 12 points, five dimes, three steals and went 4/4 from the free throw line down the stretch so the Celtics could hold off the Nets.