Game one in the books, Nets 104 Celtics 93. Not only did the Nets get out to a 1-0 lead against the Celtics, but they covered the spread, and in all honesty that was looking kinda improbable. They were down 12 at one point, shot like shit, let Robert Williams look like a prime Shaquille O’neal, yet still managed to win by double digits. What more do you need to see?
Despite the rough start, the Brooklyn boys violated the C’s in the third quarter, much like they’ve done in pretty much every other third quarter this year. I’m pretty sure Steve Nash just injects crack cocaine into the rectums of the starting lineup at halftime, because this teams third quarter production is off the chain. But the light struggling aside, this was just awesome. As a lifelong Nets fan, never in my life did I think I’d see the Brooklyn Nets playing on primetime ABC as the title favorites with three all-time greats on their team, and embarrassing the historic Boston Celtics on top of it all. This rules. 15 more.