Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score and Analysis for Brooklyn Nets

Peter EmerickSenior Writer IIOctober 23, 2013

Oct 15, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Jorge Gutierrez (12) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics shooting guard Jordan Crawford (27) in the fourth quarter of pre-season NBA game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

And just like the preseason is officially over the Boston Celtics and it ends on a high note, with a 101-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets still have one more preseason game to play, and that will take place on Friday against the mighty Miami Heat.

It wasn't an awful performance for the Nets against Boston, but it wasn't pretty, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Time and time again the Nets fell asleep on defense, letting the Celtics' guards cut into the paint and finish at the rim with ease—leading to 44 easy points in the paint for Beantown.

It wasn't all negative for Brooklyn though, with five players ending the night in double digits—Andray Blatche (14), Tyshawn Taylor (15), Mirza Teletovic (12) Reggie Evans (11) and Alan Anderson (11). 

Efficiency still wasn't there for the Nets, shooting just 41.6 from the floor and 26.1 percent from beyond the arc.

I'm sure Jason Kidd will use this game tape to teach valuable lessons about the importance of staying alert on defense and blocking cutting lanes away from the ball.

The Nets didn't defend well, and because of that they made the Celtics' big man Vitor Faverani look like a legitimate superstar, with 15 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.

Brooklyn can learn a lot from this one, even though it was a preseason matchup featuring their second string.