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Associated Press Kevin Garnett, right, chats with teammate Paul Pierce on the bench in this March 13 photo. The Brooklyn Nets acquired Pierce and Garnett from the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished

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NEW YORK — The blockbuster breakup of the Celtics is complete. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn-bound.

The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft-pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.

And with a championship chapter in the Celtics’ storied history closed, it’s the Nets who are thinking big as they head into their second season in Brooklyn.

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