"Boston came out of the break with an enormous amount of energy. The Celtics, fueled by Avery Bradley and Jeff Green, started the third quarter by going on a 23-8 run and were able to get the lead down to just 12 heading into the fourth."
Green finished with 35 points (14-28, 5-12 from 3) and 7 rebounds in 38 minutes.
"It’s like getting punched in the mouth," Green said. "Once you get punched in the mouth you tend to wake up a little bit and start to play a little harder. The last two games, it’s been that. Houston and Dallas both came out and punched us in the mouth, and we woke up in the second half. We have to be the aggressors. We can’t allow teams to jump on us like that."
Rockets take down 76ers 104-93
Hollis Thompson had 7 points and 3 rebounds in 31 minutes and Henry Sims (coming off the bench for the first time this season) had 2 points and 4 rebounds in 13 minutes as the 76ers dropped their 4th straight game to open the season.
Wizards at Knicks - November 4, 2014, 7:30 PM ET - NBA.com
The Wizards shoot for three straight wins as they travel to Madison Square Garden (and that wonderful dimmer switch) to take on the Knicks.
Paul Pierce was ejected just before halftime against the Bucks, giving Otto Porter Jr. the chance for big minutes. Porter played the entire second half and finished with a career-high 21 points. "We gave the game ball to Paul," coach Randy Wittman joked, as the ejection allotted minutes for Porter. "(Otto) played solid. He played 24 (minutes) and Garrett played 24. I just thought those two together were playing so well."
Bucks at Pacers - November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM ET - NBA.com
Roy Hibbert and the injury-riddled Pacers look to improve to 2-2 against the young Bucks.