Celtics win third straight in 111-92 blowout of Nets

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Al Horford (Photo Courtesy: Sgt. Robert M. England/Wikimedia)

The Boston Celtics are starting to get their rhythm this season mainly because of the return of center Al Horford back to injury. The Cs beat the Brooklyn Nets, 111-92 blowout win on Wednesday to win their third straight game.

Horford had 17 points in his third game after suffering from an injury earlier in the season. The Celtics are 3-0 in Horford’s return as the big man added 5 rebounds and a team-high 8 assists.

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Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley led the scoring with 23 and 22 points, respectively. Jae Crowder, who also missed earlier games because of an injury, added 15 points.

Boston starters’ shooting was on against the Nets as the starters hit 12 three-pointers including five from Thomas. Celtics reserve big men Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko added 10 points each.

The Celtics led 30-16 after the first quarter but the Nets battled back in the second. Boston’s lead was just 51-49 at the half. However, the Celtics made another run in the third and had a 79-66 lead entering the final quarter.

The Celtics’ three-game winning streak will be at stake when they face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Boston beat the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons in their previous two games.

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Brooklyn is starting to live up to the hype that they are one of the worst teams in the league. The Nets are currently on a five-game losing streak with the team missing starter Jeremy Lin the last few games.

Photo Courtesy: Sgt. Robert M. England/Wikimedia

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