The Nets beat the Boston Celtics in a preseason game in Albany Saturday night. Lawrence Frank switched up the starting line-up from Thursday's game against New York, replacing Zoran Planinic, Ron Mercer and Brian Scalabrine with Jacque Vaughn, Rodney Buford and Eric Williams. Buford led all scorers with 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting. Mercer added 14 off the bench, and Jabari Smith, who did not play Thursday, added 11 on 5 of 6 shooting.
- Nets 95, Celtics 86 - AP
- Boxscore - ESPN
- Preseason Game 2: Nets vs. Celtics--10.16.04 - BasketballBoards.net
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- Nets trio makes a fine two - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger