Last night, the Celtics topped the Nets at home 107-94 for their third straight win. The C's are now one game over .500 and will look for another intra-divisional W tomorrow afternoon when they face the Knicks tomorrow afternoon. Here's more out of the Atlantic..
- After last night's win over New Jersey, Celtics guard Paul Pierce shrugged off the trade rumors that have been surrounding the team, writes Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com. Yesterday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that the club had exploratory talks with the Hawks about Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett but also said that a Rajon Rondo deal is unlikely.
- If the Celtics do make a major move before the deadline, GM Danny Ainge will likely consult Michael Zarren, writes Christopher L. Gasper of The Boston Globe. Zarren isn't often talked about, but the assistant GM's statistical analysis has had a major impact on how Boston conducts business.
- Small forward Gerald Green is looking for a fresh start with the Nets, writes Fred Kerber of the New York Post. The 26-year-old, who signed a 10-day contract with the team, chipped in with 11 points last night.