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Nets defend actions in fight with Celtics

While Celtics players and fans contemplated a potential punishment for guard Rajon Rondo following a second-quarter fight in Brooklyn’s 95-83 win over the Celtics Wednesday night at TD Garden, Nets coach Avery Johnson defended his team’s actions in the scuffle.

Rondo and Nets forward Kris Humphries were ejected for carrying their pushing and shoving into the stands following a foul by Humphries on Boston’s Kevin Garnett with 25.9 seconds remaining in the first half. Brooklyn’s Gerald Wallace was assessed a technical foul, his second of the game, and was ejected, while Garnett was charged with a technical.

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