BOSTON (AP) -- Ryan Gomes scored 13 of his 15 points in the
fourth quarter, and Leon Powe added 11 points and 15 rebounds to
rally the Boston Celtics over the New Jersey Nets 94-90 in a
preseason game Wednesday night.
The Celtics trailed 77-61 after three quarters and by as many as
23, but outscored the Nets 33-13 in the fourth quarter to improve
to 2-3 in the preseason.
After the Nets went up 85-77 on Jay Williams' jumper midway
through the fourth, Boston scored eight straight points and tied it
at 85 on Gomes' layup with 4:20 remaining.
Mikki Moore's free throw gave the Nets an 86-85 lead the next
time down the floor, but the Celtics took their first lead since
the opening minute when a layup by Gomes made it 87-86 with 3:35
Gomes then scored on a dunk and a free throw to extend Boston's
lead, and Sebastian Telfair made a 19-foot jumper with 7 seconds
left to ice it.
Williams, trying to make the Nets after a motorcycle accident
nearly ended his career three years ago, scored eight
fourth-quarter points. But Tony Allen and Gomes combined for 22
points in the period for Boston.
Paul Pierce scored 18 points in three quarters, Allen had 11 and
Rajon Rondo added 10 points and six assists for the Celtics.
Carter, who scored 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting Sunday after
missing New Jersey's first two preseason games with sore ribs, shot
6-of-16. He had nine points in the first quarter to help the Nets
jump out to a 27-14 lead.