rIn the last matchup between the teams, the Boston Celtics defeated Brooklyn 121-110 at home. The Nets will attempt to bounce back from the stinging loss to Kyrie Irving’s former squad when they meet tonight for the second of this back-to-back.
Top performers for the Nets: Garrett Temple scored 22 points (8-of-14 from the field) including 6 threes. David Nwaba broke his cold streak with 10 points (4-of-5 shooting). He has been underwhelming this season averaging only two points.
Theo Pinson contributed 8 assists. Spencer Dinwiddie had 16 points (5-of-19 FG) and 11 assists. Notable players for the Celtics: Kemba Walker had a huge night putting up 39 points (13-of-24 FG including 6 threes) to go along with 6 rebounds.
The Nets will try to get back into the winning column to the Celtics. Both teams are expected to be at full strength today with no notable injuries. The Celtics are a better defensive team, ranking 3rd in the league in steals, while the Nets are just 22nd overall.