Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets capped off the regular season with an away game in the TD Garden against the Boston Celtics. They fell short in their final outing, losing 110-97 while ending the season with a record of 28-54.

  • Brooklyn Nets 97 (28-54)
  • Boston Celtics 110 (55-27)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Making the Brooklyn Nets final defeat of the season so depressing was the fact that the Boston Celtics did not play their starters on Wednesday night due to rest, including Al Horford, Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris. Aron Baynes led the way for the Celtics, snagging a career-high 26 points with 14 rebounds to add to Brooklyn’s off night.

A game out from Allen Crabbe’s career-best 41 points, he finished with 16 tonight by draining another five threes on 10 attempts. He has also rewritten the Nets€™ record books as he finished the season with the most three pointers in a season in Brooklyn Nets history, with 201 threes. This is a whole 32 more than the next closest Net.

Caris LeVert and D’Angelo Russell combined for 22 points and nine assists, sparking a lot of the offense for the Nets who had a rough time trying to score against the disciplined Boston defense.

Rookie Jarrett Allen supplied 10 points and seven rebounds, but the Nets player of the night was Nik Stauskas who looked great in the last game of the year. He scored 18 and also handed out four assists.

The big issue for Brooklyn was hitting shots from three. They finished the game shooting 11-40 on three-point attempts, 27.5 percent. Playing a tight defense like the Celtics makes it hard to get those easy buckets in the lane.

LeVert was able to penetrate the paint well in his 29 minutes, but the roaming bigs Baynes, Greg Monroe, and Semi Ojeleye made it difficult to find the basket.

Two Nets saw court time for the very first time in their careers; James Webb III and Milton Doyle combined for eight points in 37 minutes. The legend Timofey Mozgov also got some action, as he finished with seven points.

As the season closes, the Nets watch the Celtics limp into the postseason after game 82. Brooklyn is on the other end of the standings, destined for a third straight season out of the playoffs.

The next season starts now for our Brooklyn Nets, and the offseason should be a good experience for the young squad looking ahead to the next time it will make the playoffs, their ultimate goal.