BOSTON (AP) - Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass scored 16 points apiece and Vitor Faverani added 15 points and seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics closed out the preseason with a 101-97 victory over the short-handed Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Among the resting veterans missing from the Nets lineup were former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, traded by Boston to Brooklyn in a blockbuster draft-night deal.
Gerald Wallace had 14 points and five assists and Jeff Green scored 12 points for Boston. (2-6)
Tyshawn Taylor scored 15 points and Reggie Evans finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for the Nets (4-2).
The Celtics finished their first preseason under new coach Brad Stevens, who turned 37 on Tuesday and will make his regular season debut Oct. 30 at Toronto.
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