Nets beat Celtics 95-83 after fight; Rondo ejected after shoving Kris Humphries
ASSOCIATED PRESS November 28, 2012 9:31PM
Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett, rear center, Rajon Rondo, rear right, and Jason Terry (4) clash with Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries, left, during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Boston. The Nets won 95-83. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jim Davis) BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT
Updated: November 28, 2012 10:06PM
BOSTON — Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 95-83 on Wednesday night after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
The Celtics point guard was tossed after he shoved Kris Humphries to retaliate for the Nets forward’s hard foul against Kevin Garnett. Humphries and Brooklyn forward Gerald Wallace were also ejected for their roles in the second-quarter skirmish.
Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Paul Pierce added 14 points for Boston. Rondo had three assists before he was kicked out, ending his streak at 37 games with double-digits. That is tied for second-longest in NBA history.
The Nets led by 21 in the second half and never less than nine in the fourth quarter.