Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Celtics 122, Nets 117: Boston didn't make things easy on itself, but emerge with a season-opening win. The Celtics showcased their offensive potential with a pass-happy offense that generated 36 assists on 48 field goals. Isaiah Thomas put up 25 points and 9 assists, while Al Horford registered 11 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds in his Boston debut. A late rally by the Nets spoiled an otherwise breezy second half and Boston, which led by as much as 23, had to re-insert its staters and sweat a bit in the final two minutes.