Derrick Favors

Paul Pierce helped the Celtics defeat the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Monday night. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Allen, Pierce Lead Celtics Over Jazz 107-102

Ray Allen scored 25 points and Paul Pierce added 21, including a late 3-pointer and pair of free throws, to help the Boston Celtics hold on for a 107-102 victory Monday night over the Utah Jazz.


Point Guard Deron Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets Wednesday in the NBA's second blockbuster trade of the week. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

East Gets Stonger, Nets Acquire Williams From Jazz

The New Jersey Nets have acquired All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in exchange for rookie Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris.


Paul Pierce drives past Quinton Ross of the New Jersey Nets on February 16, 2011 at the TD Garden. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce Bounces Back, Celtics Beat Nets

Celtics coach Doc Rivers never doubted that Paul Pierce would bounce back quickly after what might have been the worst game of his All-Star career.


Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics celebrates while playing against the New Jersey Nets during a game on December 5, 2010 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Copyright 2010 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Robinson Sparks Celtics To 100-75 Rout Of Nets

Nate Robinson scored 21 points starting in place of an injured Rajon Rondo and led the Boston Celtics to their seventh straight win, 100-75 over the New Jersey Nets.