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Old 10-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Courtney Lee has nice preseason game vs Nets

Courtney Lee, arguably Boston's best performer on Thursday, took the ball from Brook Lopez on Brooklyn's first possession, and cruised the other way for an easy layup. Rajon Rondo added a swipe of his own the next time the Nets had the ball, and, two plays later, Kevin Garnett got in on the thievery, with his theft leading to a Paul Pierce dunk in transition. Just over a minute into the game, Boston boasted a 9-0 lead, and refused to look back.

The first quarter saw the Celtics hold the Nets to 3-of-16 shooting and force seven turnovers, which they converted into eight points of their own. Boston held a 27-15 lead at the end of the first frame, and carried a 59-44 advantage into halftime. Though their defense was far from perfect over the middle two quarters, it ultimately helped the C's hold their lead.

-- ESPN Boston
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