Boston Celtics defeat New Jersey Nets, 111-87

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Celtics spent yesterday morning in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice gym on Manhattan’s West Side.

The workout prepared them for a less-strenuous training session/regular-season game last night, and also could have put them in the mood to investigate the credentials of the New Jersey Nets, who have played the part of NBA impostor in winning three of 38 games.

The Celtics took a 111-87 victory over the Nets, putting the contest away ear...