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Rajon Rondo drove to the basket in between Shaun Livingston (left) and former Celtic Paul Pierce.
Kris Humphries looked for his shot under pressure from Mason Plumlee.
Jeff Green blocked Deron Williams's shot with help from Jerryd Bayless.
Jared Sullinger saved the ball from going out of bounds in second-quarter action.
Rondo threw a pass to Green under pressure from Livingston.
Rondo dribbled past Pierce.
Rondo had 20 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds in the game.
Rondo was helped to his feet after he was fouled by Pierce in the second quarter.
Pierce was later fouled by Rondo in the fourth quarter.
Rondo put defensive pressure on Joe Johnson in the third quarter.
Deron Williams drove to the basket past Rondo.
Rondo offered a spirited performance against Williams.
Coach Brad Stevens reacted to a call.
Stevens spoke with referee Gary Zielinski after multiple calls.
Bayless knocked out a 3-pointer under pressure.
Bayless shot over Pierce and Marcus Thornton.
Williams made a driving layup against Humphries.
Pierce dribbled up the court behind Bayless.
Nets coach Jason Kidd watched his team falter against the Celtics.
The Nets fell to the Celtics
Pierce was introduced to the fans before the game.
Jason Collins, another former Celtics player, is seen in the background.
Williams (from left), Pierce, and Collins smiled before playing the Celtics.
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