BOSTON (AP) _ Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and nine assists in Boston’s victory over Brooklyn.

The Celtics shot 62 per cent in the first half and ran away with the game in the second quarter when they went 18 for 21 from the field (86 per cent) and closed with a 26-7 run. Thomas scored all 14 of his first-half points _ including four 3-pointers _ during that stretch.

Jae Crowder had 19 points for Boston. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets. Brook Lopez also scored 14 points.

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