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NEW YORK -- Bostons backcourt was too good for a Brooklyn one still missing Jeremy Lin. Nike Sf Air Force 1 Mid Uomo Scarpe .Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Avery Bradley had 22 and the Celtics beat the Nets 111-92 on Wednesday night.Al Horford added 17 points for the Celtics in their third straight victory. Jae Crowder had 15.Boston improved to 5-1 when Horford is in the lineup.Al can score the ball, Bradley said. But its all the little things that he does and how he gets the ball moving, its so contagious. During the timeouts hes telling guys, `We need to move the ball. Hes a leader, speaks up and he really helps our team with that because sometimes the ball sticks and for Al to step up and say something and us moving the ball and it start with him, that means a lot.Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 points for the Nets, who have lost five in a row. Trevor Booker had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 14 points.Boston raced to an 11-2 lead and was ahead 30-16 after one quarter, but the Nets answered with a 21-6 run and 12 points from Bogdanovic in the second quarter.The Nets came all the way back to tie it at 60 in the third, but the Celtics then went on a 19-6 run to regain control.For the most part, I feel like we were sharing the ball tonight and getting open shots for our teammates and thats how we pulled away in the first quarter and thats how we pulled away at the end of the game, Bradley said.Third-quarter struggles have become a theme for the Nets thus far.I dont know if our mindset collectively is right, center Brook Lopez said. I mean, I guess its not. We just need to find a way to all be on the same page and come out the way weve been coming out most games, and again just sustaining that effort and energy. Thats the bottom line.Kilpatrick scored 13 points in the fourth, but it wasnt enough for Brooklyn.TIP-INSCeltics: Guard Marcus Smart has made an effort to add the floater to his game. Hes worked on it quite a bit, coach Brad Stevens said. It was a major focus going into his second year and he got better at it and then hes continued that focus now going into his third year. The best part about a floater is its got a chance of going in, but it also leads to a shot block attempt so youve got a chance to get a rebound. ... Demetrius Jackson and Jordan Mickey were inactive.Nets: Lopez is now the only player in the league with 20 or more 3-pointers and blocks. ... Booker has matched his single-season career high with his fifth double-double of the season. ... Chris McCullough became the fourth player in history to appear in an NBA game and a D-League game in the same day. ... Lin (strained left hamstring) and Caris LeVert (left foot rehab) were inactive.LIN UPDATECoach Kenny Atkinson said there was no specific time frame for Lins return after he missed his ninth straight game.Hes just progressing as scheduled, Atkinson said. Hes anxious to play. Were anxious to get him back, but we also understand the big picture long-term and, definitely, I think in these situations I know collectively were airing on the side of being cautious and smart.UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Friday in an afternoon start.Nets: Visit Indiana on Friday. The Nets beat the Pacers last month for their first victory under Atkinson. Air Force 1 Alte Premium . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. Air Force 1 n7 . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. http:///...rce-1-alte-nere.html . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Pilots broke through against a Pac-12 foe on their third try under new head coach Terry Porter.Its nice to get one of them, said Porter, the former Trail Blazers great, after the Pilots upset Oregon State 53-45 on Sunday in the Dam City Classic at the Moda Center.In fact, it was Portlands first victory over a Pac-12 opponent since the Pilots beat both Oregon and UCLA in the 2009-10 season. The Pilots lost earlier this season to both UCLA and Colorado.Jazz Johnson had 15 points and Alec Wintering added 14 for Portlands fourth win in the teams last five games. Thats a boost as the Pilots (7-3) ready to head into West Coast Conference play under Porter.A lot of confidence, Wintering said. Were on a nice little win streak now, we just have to keep working.It was the fifth-straight loss overall for the Beavers (3-9) and also snapped a four-game winning streak in the all-time series against Portland.JaQuori McLaughlin led the Beavers with 23 points, but the team was ultimately hurt by a long drought without a field goal in the second half after a 22-all tie at the break.Portland led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but McLaughlins layup and a free throw closed the gap to 48-41 with 2:05 left. Gabe Taylor tipped in a basket for Portland on the other end, but McLaughlin made a 3-pointer to narrow the Pilots lead to 50-44.Stephen Thompson missed a critical layup after a steal with 29 seconds left and the Beavers could not catch up.Guys deserved it. They worked hard, said Porter, whose No. 30 jersey for the Blazers hangs in the rafters of the Moda Center. Its great for them to have this opportunity, and then they go out and execute it.The Beavers were coming off a disappointing 71-67 loss to Long Beach State in their Dam City opener on Friday night.The Pilots, meanwhile, were coming off a dramatic 85-82 victory in their opener over South Dakota. Taylor made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left for the win.The Beavers have been stung by the loss of leading scorer Tres Tinkle, coach Wayne Tinkles son, who missed his sixth-straight game after breaking a bone in his non-shooting hand. Tinkle was averaging 20.2 points before the injury. There is no timetable for his return.Portland took an early 9-4 lead nearly seven minutes into the game. McLaughlin made conssecutive 3-pointers as the Beavers finally came alive. Air Force 1 Scontate Uomo. The game was tied at 16 for nearly five minutes before Drew Eubanks hit a jumper to put Oregon State in front 18-16. The teams were tied at 22 at the half. McLaughlin led all scorers with 11, half of Oregon States total points.Johnson had a pair of 3-pointers and Taylor added another as the Pilots took a 31-24 lead. The Beavers didnt land a shot from the field for a span of 8:14, depending on free throws to stay in it. McLaughlins 3-pointer finally broke the drought but the Pilots led 37-32.Winterings jumper pushed Portlands lead to 43-33.We just didnt make the plays offensively, Wayne Tinkle said. It showed a lot in the first half that we kept hanging in there and then I think in the second half, when we were struggling, we dropped our heads for the first time. We addressed that in the locker room.BIG PICTUREPortland: Earlier this season Wintering passed former Pilot Erik Spoelstra -- the current coach of the Miami Heat -- on the schools all-time assist list. ... The Pilots out-rebounded the Beavers 19-12 in the first half, but Oregon State had eight steals compared to none for Portland.Oregon State: The Beavers shot 27.6 percent in the opening half, their worst shooting percentage in a half this season. ... Oregon State held a 53-16 lead in the all-time series between the two teams before Sundays loss.RESPONDING: While Wayne Tinkle acknowledged the adversity, he said what happens next will be important for the Beavers: In other words, how Oregon State responds to the back-to-back losses against mid-major teams.Its going to show a lot about how we come out of this, and where we continue to build with the team moving forward, said Tinkle. Weve got to keep scrapping. Thats life. Life throws all sorts of curve balls at you, and the ones that hangs their heads and disengage, it snowballs.UP NEXTPortland: The Pilots host cross-town rivals Portland State on Tuesday night. Portland visits Cal State Fullerton on Thursday to conclude the non-conference schedule.Oregon State: The Beavers host Kent State on Wednesday night, the last non-conference game for the Beavers before Pac-12 play gets underway. ' ' '