Nets lose to Celtics, fall to 3-9 in December
The sputtering Nets (14-13) fell to 3-9 in December with four games remaining in the final six days, beginning Wednesday night in Milwaukee, as they try to prevent their debut city campaign from going off the rails.
"[The Celtics] had that look in their eye like it was really, really important -- when things went bad on their end of the floor, they stuck with it," Nets coach Avery Johnson said. "We dropped our heads a little bit. That's something that I'll visit with our team about. When something goes wrong, that's when you really have to get tougher."
Things got testy with 9:31 remaining when Gerald Wallace got tangled up with -- who else? -- Garnett, the Hall of Fame instigator who was also in the thick of a melee when the teams last met Nov. 28. Wallace grabbed a fistful of Garnett's shorts as he stumbled after a whistle and the teams engaged in the customary pushing and posturing.
-- NY Post