Jeremy Lin made his much-ballyhooed start as the leader of the Brooklyn Nets in a strange game played in slices of streaks. Boston looked like they’d walk away with an opening win at home but the Nets just kept coming, showing the resolve they’ll have to muster nightly to compete. What the Nets didn’t show was a shooting percentage commensurate with their effort — something they’ll also need to compete.
Scoring 18 points in just 27 minutes, Lin recorded just three assists. One of the reasons for the scarcity of dimes is that the Nets settled for an astounding 44 three-point attempts. The made just 34 percent of their tries from beyond the arc. The shot 44.3 percent from the field overall. Boston wasn’t much better from 3 (34.4 percent) but they took 12 fewer attempts. The Celtics, however, shot 53.9 percent from the field overall.