On a night where both offenses were ice cold, the Brooklyn Nets fell at home to the Boston Celtics 87-85. It was a game marked by gritty and grinding defenses where the team who got the most stops won the game. Boston, who lead the league in defensive efficiency (0.989), outlasted the Nets who now fall to 15-24 on the season.
Tonight’s game was a battle of attrition. Physical play on the block, uncalled fouls, and all round terrible shot making turned this game into a grind. Tensions reached an all-time high when Quincy Acy was fouled hard by Celtic’s power forward Daniel Theis. Worthy of a review, the officials didn’t bother taking a look at the replay. Instead, Acy was assessed a technical when he angrily shoulder bumped Theis in the chest after the foul.