New Jersey Defeats Boston 88-79 - Recap

New Jersey Defeats Boston 88-79 - Recap

The Nets grabbed an 88-79 win over the Celtics on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Brook Lopez at Prudential Center.

New Jersey won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 186.5.

Kris Humphries had 16 points for New Jersey and Deron Williams chipped in with 16 points. Deron Williams had 9 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

Boston got 19 points from Ray Allen in a losing cause and another 18 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 9 assists for the Celtics, while Glen Davis had 14 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 38-36 at the break.

Boston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-45.

Next game, New Jersey takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Indiana.