Sebastian Telfair, who rolled his right ankle midway through the
fourth quarter, led the Celtics' comeback with 9 of his 21 points
in the final 1:08. He hit two game-tying free throws with 7.8
seconds to play after being fouled by Walsh.
After a time out, Walsh got the ball on the left wing and was
fouled by Gerald Green on a drive to the basket. His free throws
were his only points, and they snapped a two-game winning streak by
the Celtics (3-4).
Allan Ray was knocked down on a drive to the basket in the final
seconds, but no foul was called.
Nenad Krstic finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds for New
Jersey. Jason Kidd added 12 assists and top draft pick Marcus
Williams had 11 points in his first action since missing two games
with a wrist injury.
The Nets seemed to take control midway through the fourth
quarter with a 20-7 spurt that featured consecutive three-point
plays by Carter and four points apiece by Williams and Mikki Moore.
A hook shot by Moore gave New Jersey a 107-94 lead with 2:22 to
The Celtics were missing swingman Paul Pierce. The NBA's
sixth-leading scorer last season (26.8 points) returned to Boston
earlier in the day to get treatment for an infected middle finger
on his left hand.