The Boston Celtics have finally escaped the dreaded four game stretch as they get back to backs against the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics faired better than expected over the last four games, capturing three wins but an blown 18 point lead prevented them from entering this home and home on a winning streak.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win that would help them get out of a 2-10 hole. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.9 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.8 points and eight rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.5 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing five rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting just 28.9 percent from downtown and have scored under 100 points in eight of their last 11 games. Meanwhile, the Nets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep, proving that they’re a mess at both ends of the court. The Nets have lost 10 of their last 14 road games
The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.8 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics continue to win with defense, as they’re allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 18.8 turnovers per game. The Celtics are 6-1 this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Celtics have split their last 10 regular season home games.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall
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