Found November 16, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- They felt the crowd surging with them down the stretch, the Brooklyn Nets no longer a team in limbo, but one that could confidently claim a home-court advantage. And they did, along with a big win over the Boston Celtics, 102-97 before a sellout crowd of 17,732 at the Barclays Center on Thursday night. In the past couple of years, as they waited to move to their permanent new home in Brooklyn, the Nets had often seen Celtics fans infiltrate their arena, feeling as outnumbered as they had been out-manned while the Celtics dominated them. But Thursday night, the Nets didn't just savor their screaming fans' exuberance. They rewarded it with their first victory over the Celtics in four games and just their third in the past 21. The win was the Nets' fourth in a row while the Celtics, playing without injured point guard Rajon Rondo, ended their win streak at three. "It was one of the biggest games that we've had," Nets coach Avery Johnson sai...
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