The Celtics  stayed true to form racing out to a 12-2 lead. Unfortunately, their second-half form also came out when they allowed the 5-52 Nets to go on a 16-6 run to tie the game at 18.
Like Thursday night, the Celtics were on fire from the floor, shooting a blazing 11-for-16 to start the opening quarter and finishing 12-for-19. Kevin Garnett  made all four of his shots and finished with eight points.
Devin Harris, who is second on the Nets  in scoring at 16.5 points a game, nearly had that many in the opening period, netting 11, including all six free throws.
Nate Robinson  saw his most significant playing time in the first quarter in his third game with the Celtics. He came in for Rajon Rondo  and played eight of the 12 minutes and scored four points.
Keyon Dooling  drilled a three just before the first-quarter buzzer to give Nets a 29-27 lead.