Dec. 25, 2012: Rondo leads Celtics to dominant win
In what would be Avery Johnson‘s next-to-last game as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Rajon Rondo scored 19 points with three steals to pace the Boston Celtics to a 93-76 victory at Barclays Center in Brooklyn’s inaugural season.
Boston took control with a big second quarter, outscoring the Nets 34-18 to open a 56-42 halftime lead. The Celtics then clamped down in the second half, limiting Brooklyn to 34 points after the break.
Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace scored 15 points each to lead the Nets, with Wallace adding three steals and Lopez posting eight rebounds and two blocks. Deron williams had 10 points and six assists on the day and Andray Blatche blocked a pair of shots and had six offensive rebounds.
The Nets shot just 40.6 percent (26-for-64) and turned the ball over 20 times in the loss.