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Nets Pull Off Shocker in Boston

Just when you least expected it, the Nets got win No. 6 with an upset of the Celtics in Boston on Saturday afternoon. It's their second straight road win. The Celtics opened the game with a 12-2 run, but the Nets were able to turn the 10-point deficit into a 10-point lead by outscoring Boston 44-24 over the next 16 1/2 minutes. They led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, and when the Celtics looked to make a run in the fourth, the Nets answered and went up 18 with just over five minutes to go. Boston made a frantic 16-4 run to close within six with two minutes left, but a Ray Allen three to make it a one-possession game was off the mark and the Nets were able to escape with their best win of the season. The Nets shot just 44 percent from the field to the Celtics' 50 percent, but they forced 18 Boston turnovers and got to the line 41 times, 30 more than the Celtics. Brook Lopez led the way with 25 points and seven rebounds, Devin Harris added 23 points and five assists, and Courtney Lee scored 21 before leaving with a sprained left ankle early in the fourth quarter. The Nets also got big contributions off the bench from Kris Humphries (11 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks), Keyon Dooling (three three-pointers) and Chris Douglas-Roberts (27 minutes and solid defense against Allen after Lee left).