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NBA scores: Celtics lose to the Nets, fall 2.5 games back of division lead

The Boston Celtics lost Wednesday to the Brooklyn Nets, 95-83. That loss dropped the Celtics 2.5 games back of the division lead. How is the rest of the division faring?

Jared Wickerham

The Boston Celtics dropped their game to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night 95-83 at the TD Bank Garden in Boston. The loss drops the the Celtics to 8-7 on the season, currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, 2.5 games back of the Nets and the New York Knicks for the division lead.

The Knicks rebounded from their overtime loss to the Nets on Monday and kept pace with them in the division by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks, 102-88. The Philadelphia 76ers are currently third place in the division after defeating the Dallas Mavericks, 100-98, putting themselves 1.5 games back of the division lead.

Bringing up the rear in the Atlantic Division is the Toronto Raptors with a 3-13 record, currently eight games back of the Knicks and the Nets. The Raptors lost their last two games, one on Tuesday to the Houston Rockets, 117-101 and one to the Memphis Grizzlies 103-82 on Wednesday.