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Rondo Tossed, C’s Lose

All-Star Ejected After Fight With Nets Players

  • Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, right, and Brooklyn Nets' Jerry Stackhouse battle for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce scramble for a loose ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, walks off the court after being ejected in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) goes up to shoot between Brooklyn Nets' Kris Humphries, left, and Deron Williams (8) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Brooklyn Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Jason Terry, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston — Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 95-83 last night after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.

The Celtics point guard was tossed after he shoved Kris Humphries to retaliate for the Nets forward’s hard foul against Kevin Garnett. Humphries and Brooklyn forward Gerald Wallace were also ejected for their roles in the second-quarter skirmish.

Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Paul Pierce added 14 points for Boston. Rondo had three assists before he was kicked out, ending his streak at 37 games with double-digits. That is tied for second-longest in NBA history.

The Nets led by 21 in the second half and never less than nine in the fourth quarter.

Brooklyn won for the ninth time in 11 games while snapping Boston’s two-game win streak.

The Nets led by eight after one quarter and scored 19 of the first 25 points in the second to make it 47-26. Boston cut the deficit to 14 points and trailed by 16 when Garnett took an off-balance jumper from the right baseline and Humphries leveraged him to the floor with his left arm.

Rondo trailed the play with a two-handed shove that sent Humphries into the courtside seats, and Wallace soon entered the fray by shoving Garnett. While the rest of the players remained by their benches, coaches and officials tried to break up the skirmish.

The referees went to the scorer’s table to watch the incident on replay, and their verdict was announced over the public address system: Two technical fouls for Humphries, one for Wallace — his second of the game, ending his night — and one for Garnett.

Rondo was simply ejected.

When the free throws were done, Boston trailed 51-38, and that’s the way it went into the half.

Rondo’s streak of 10 or more assists dated to March 11 of last season. That ties John Stockton for second-longest in NBA history. Magic Johnson holds the record at 46 consecutive games in the 1983-84 season.

Rondo has had a history of petulance, including a one-game suspension during the opening round of last year’s playoff series against Atlanta after he chest-bumped referee Marc Davis while complaining about a call in the final minute of a Boston loss.

During the 2011-12 regular season, he was suspended for two games for throwing a ball at an official.

He has also come under criticism for selfishness this season for re-entering a 20-point loss to Detroit in the fourth quarter to keep his streak alive.

Jazz 96, Hornets 84

New Orleans — Al Jefferson had 19 points, Marvin Williams scored 16 before leaving with concussion symptoms and Utah won its second straight game.

Paul Millsap scored nine of his 16 points during a dominant third quarter for Utah, and Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz overcome one last New Orleans surge.

Knicks 102, Bucks 88

Milwaukee — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points to lead New York over Milwaukee.

Anthony, who sat out the fourth quarter, was 9 of 18 from the floor and also grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes. The second-leading scorer in the NBA has scored at least 29 points in his last four games, including 35 points and 13 rebounds in a 96-89 overtime loss at Brooklyn on Monday.

Jason Kidd missed his second game in a row for New York with lower back spasms.

Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings and Beno Udrih each scored 18 points.

Hawks 94, Bobcats 91

Atlanta — Al Horford scored 17 points and hit two clinching free throws to help the Hawks win their sixth straight game.

Josh Smith and Lou Williams also had 17 points apiece for the Hawks.

Ben Gordon finished with 26 points and Ramon Sessions had 18 to lead Charlotte, which has lost two straight and three of four.

Thunder 120, Rockets 98

Oklahoma City — Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and Oklahoma City beat Houston in James Harden’s first time back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded before the season.

Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.

Pistons 117, Suns 77

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Brandon Knight and Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points apiece, and Detroit routed Phoenix.

Detroit has won back-to-back games for the first time this season and is 5-3 since opening 0-8. The Pistons led 55-44 at halftime and then broke the game open when the Suns came unglued in the third quarter. Phoenix picked up four technical fouls in the third and trailed by as many as 44 in the fourth.

Wizards 84, Blazers 82

Washington — The Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 straight losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in a win over Portland.

Washington survived a scoreless 6:47 in the fourth when Crawford hit on a 3-pointer with 2:06 to play, and they finally took the 84-82 lead on Emeka Okafor’s two free throws with 39.1 seconds to play. Damian Lillard was called for traveling with 28 seconds to play. After Nene was called for an offensive foul, J.J. Hickson missed a jumper with 2.8 seconds to play.

Spurs 110, Magic 89

Orlando, Fla. — Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and the earned their fifth straight win.

Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists.