2014 has been good to the Brooklyn Nets, the team is (10-1) since the turn of the new year.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce returned to play the Boston Celtics for the first time since being traded in the offseason.
The two future Hall of Famers enjoyed so much success there (Boston), winning a championship in their first season together (2007-08).
“Some things are forever, man,” Garnett said Friday night. “And I’m happy to say that I’m part of that era.”
Andray Blatche scored 17 points as the Nets beat the Celtics 85-79, holding Boston to 37% shooting from the field, Garnett and Pierce scored just six points a piece.
With the win the Nets are (20-22) on the season and are looking like the team most thought they would when it was assembled.
Boston has now lost 17 of 20 games.
Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 17 points and Rajon Rondo had his best game since returning from injury five games ago with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Nets wrap up the month hosting the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder.