The Brooklyn Nets visited the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, and tempers flared with the creation of this new Atlantic Division rivalry. Though the Nets came away with the 95-83 victory, that was hardly the whole story.
With seconds remaining in the first half, both teams lost starters in a fight ignited by Rajon Rondo. Rondo went after Kris Humphries following a hard foul on Kevin Garnett. When the dust settled, both Rondo and Humphries had been ejected. Gerald Wallace followed them out with his second technical foul.
In the aftermath, it was all Nets, as they advanced to 10-4 on the season. Boston lost the game and possibly their star point guard for multiple games, should a suspension come down the pike. They drop to 8-7 on the season.
It was a relatively ugly game and not one that either team, particularly the loser, will look back on with much fondness.
Let's hit the classroom and see how both teams graded out.