Friday , Jan , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Nets travel to Beantown

(Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets try for their third straight win this
evening when they open a home-and-home set with the Boston Celtics at TD
Banknorth Garden.

These teams will meet on Saturday at Continental Airlines Arena.

On Wednesday, Vince Carter poured in 31 points and dished out 10 assists, as
the Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-90, at the Wachovia Center.

Carter also grabbed eight rebounds and Richard Jefferson hit the glass with 16
boards to go along with 20 points in the victory, New Jersey’s second

Nenad Krstic scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Clifford
Robinson came off the bench to tally 15 points for the Nets. Jason Kidd did a
little bit of everything with nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds in
the win.

New Jersey, which will be concluding a two-game road trip, is 10-9 away from
home this season.

Boston, meanwhile, comes in on a winning note after Paul Pierce headlined a
balanced attack with 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the Celtics to a
103-96 comeback victory over Minnesota at home on Wednesday.

Al Jefferson added 18 points and pulled down eight boards off the bench for
Boston, which won for just the second time in its past seven outings. Kendrick
Perkins chipped in with a career-high 17 points while Delonte West had 14 in
the win.

The Celtics, who play four of their next five at home, are 11-8 in their arena
this season.

New Jersey took three of four from Boston last season and has won eight of 11
and nine of the past 16 meetings. The Nets have also won three of five in