The Boston Celtics came back after a first half deficit and held off the Brooklyn Nets, 82-73, in an Orlando Summer League game on Tuesday at Amway Center.
After a fairly contested first quarter, the Nets punished the Celtics with a 27-7 second quarter to take a 45-31 lead into halftime. Jonathan Gibson led the way in the second half off the bench for Boston with 17 points in 14 minutes. Gibson was 3-5 from behind the arc. Fifteen of Gibson's points came in a 30-point fourth quarter outburst for the C's. The Nets were held to just 28 points for the entire second half.
E`Twaun Moore (15 points), Kris Joseph (11 points) and Dionte Christmas (10 points) also scored in double figures for Boston. Jared Sullinger followed up his 20-point performance in Boston's first Summer League game with eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Fab Melo had five rebounds, an assist and a block in 13 minutes. The Nets were led by a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by Adam Morrison and 16 points and eight rebounds by Al Thornton.
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