Rondo, Boston Celtics Subdue Nets

Rajon Rondo produced a game-high 19 points in the Celtics' 93-76 Christmas victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Jared Sullinger tied a career high with 16 points in the win.

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The Nets and Celtics tipped off the NBA's Christmas day slate with a blowout in Brooklyn. Jeff Green's slam in transition kickstarted the Boston offense. The C's outscored the Nets 34-18 in the second quarter but the Nets chipped away in a third quarter rally. Brook Lopez finished with 15 for Brooklyn, who cut the Boston lead to 8 at one point but the Celtics were a step ahead all afternoon. Jared Sullinger tied a career high with 16 points in another heated contest between the eastern conference rivals. Kevin Garnett and Gerald Wallace were tangled up in a scuffle with 9:31 remaining with both players receiving technical fouls in their stockings as the Celtics unwrapped the first NBA victory on Christmas day in the 93-76 rout over the Nets.