Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) tries to outrun Brooklyn Nets guard Ryan Boatright, right, while bringing the ball up court during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Charles Krupa
October 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) Rookie Terry Rozier scored 16 points and had six assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

Amir Johnson added 15 points and Kelly Olynyk 14 for Boston (4-1).

Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets (2-4) with 18 points. Thomas Robinson had 15 with nine rebounds.

NETS: They had a reserve-filled starting lineup, sitting forwards Joe Johnson and Thaddeus Young, center Brook Lopez, and guards Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin, all of them started against Boston last week.

CELTICS: F/C David Lee (strep throat), G Isaiah Thomas (bruised leg) and F Jae Crowder (thumb) were out.

TIMELY 3S: Celtics F James Young hit consecutive 3-pointers during an 8-0 fourth-quarter run.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Nets coach Lionel Hollins turned 62-years-old Monday.

NICE STAT SHEET: Boston's Evan Turner had 10 points, seven boards and six assists in 27 minutes.

MONSTER SLAM: Celtics 6-foot-4 guard Marcus Smart had a second-quarter, putback dunk that brought the sparse crowd to its feet.

UP NEXT: Brooklyn hosts Chicago on Wednesday. Boston is at home against the New York Knicks Thursday.

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