Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Grading Boston Celtics' Performance

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Grading Boston Celtics' Performance
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The Boston Celtics' starters didn't get off were slow out of the gate, but their bench helped right the ship.

The Boston Celtics faced off against the Brooklyn Nets' JV squad tonight and emerged with a 101-97 victory in Beantown.

All five of the Nets' projected starters—Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez—got the night off against Boston. That opened the door for Shaun Livingston, Jason Terry, Alan Anderson, Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee to strut their stuff.

The Celtics got off to a brutal 0-5 shooting start and found themselves facing a 7-0 deficit two minutes into the game, but their bench helped right the ship. Granted, a large part of that can be attributed to the starter-less Nets having to dip much further into their bench than they typically would.

Despite the C's early struggles, there were some bright signs to be taken from this game. Check out how each of the team's starters and the overall bench fared.

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