Boston puts road win streak on the line against Brooklyn

Boston Celtics (41-12, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (21-31, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Boston hits the road against Brooklyn trying to prolong its five-game road winning streak.

The Nets are 2-5 in division play. Brooklyn is 3-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Celtics are 11-1 against the rest of their division. Boston ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 10.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Neemias Queta averaging 1.9.

The Nets' 13.9 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.6 more made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Celtics allow. The Celtics average 16.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.8 more made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Nets allow.

The two teams play for the third time this season. The Celtics defeated the Nets 121-107 in their last meeting on Nov. 11. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 28 points, and Lonnie Walker IV led the Nets with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.8 points and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Cameron Thomas is averaging 24.2 points and 3.3 assists over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

Jayson Tatum is averaging 27 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Celtics. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 16.9 points and 5.4 rebounds over the past 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 112.9 points, 39.8 rebounds, 28.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points per game.

Celtics: 8-2, averaging 120.9 points, 47.0 rebounds, 28.0 assists, 5.8 steals and 7.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Cameron Johnson: day to day (adductor), Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Day'Ron Sharpe: out (knee).

Celtics: Xavier Tillman Sr.: out (knee), Jaden Springer: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

 

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