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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: The Celtics Have Defeated the Nets Twice Already This Season

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated February 1, 2023
12 min read
  • The Boston Celtics enter this game off the back of a win in their last game.
  • The Brooklyn Nets have won two in a row, despite being inconsistent since Durant dropped out of the lineup due to injury.
  • The Celtics have defeated the Nets twice already this season.

The Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics continue their fierce Eastern Conference rivalry when they face off on Wednesday night! The Nets are currently fourth in the East with a 31-19 overall record and a 16-11 road record. the Boston Celtics are first in the East with a 36-15 overall record and a 19-6 home record.

The last time these two teams met the Celtics came out the winniner of a 109-98 affair. Both of their last two meetings have been on the Brooklyn Nets' home court. The Boston Celtics will have home court advantage in this matchup.

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Nets vs Celtics Predictions

Head-to-Head: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets
Head-to-HeadBoston Celtics
Jacque VaughnHead CoachJoe Mazzulla
31-19 (4th in East)Standing36-15 (1st in East)
W-W-L-LFormW-L-L-L
116.0 (7th of 30)Off Rtg117.5 (3rd of 30)
113.0 (9th of 30)Def Rtg112.0 (5th of 30)
98.5 (20th of 30)Pace98.8 (19th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

K. Durant (29.7)PPGJ. Tatum (31.1)
N. Claxton (8.9)RPGJ. Tatum (8.7)
B. Simmons (6.4)APGM. Smart (7.2)
B. Simmons (1.4)SPGM. Smart (1.3)
N. Claxton (2.7)BPGR. Williams (1.2)
N. Claxton (.741)/K. Durant (10.5)FG%/FGMR. Williams (.763)/J. Brown, J. Tatum (10.1)
Y. Watanabe (.490)/K. Irving (3.3)3P%/3PMM. Brogdon (.447)/J. Tatum (3.3)

Injury Report

PlayerTeamDateStatusInfo
Kevin DurantBrooklyn Nets24 Jan 2023Out (Knee)Durant will be re-assessed in two weeks.
Ben SimmonsBrooklyn Nets 30 Jan 2023Day to Day (Knee)Simmons was OUT for Simmons' Monday (Jan. 30) game.
TJ WarrenBrooklyn Nets 30 Jan 2023Day to Day (Shin) Warren was OUT for Simmons' Monday (Jan. 30) game.
Danilo GallinariBoston Celtics02 Sep 2022Out (Knee)Gallinari tore his ACL and there is no timetable for his return.
Marcus SmartBoston Celtics24 Jan 2023Out (Ankle)Smart announced that he hopes to return to the lineup in a week or two.
Robert WilliamsBoston Celtics29 Jan 2023Day to Day (Ankle)Williams was OUT for Boston's Saturday (Jan. 28) game.

Spread: Boston Celtics -8.0 (-110) @ bet365

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets are both missing some key players for this matchup, but that doesn't change their desire to secure their position at the top of the East. The Celtics won their last game, but they are also on an impressive 7-3 run over their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets have struggled since losing Durant to injury, having lost six of their last 10 games.

The Nets generally find success when their defence is engaged, as they allow just 111.5 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field and 50.2% from two-point range. Unfortunately, they've fallen off over the course of their last 10 games, allowing 115.2 points per game on 49.8% from the field and 40.4% from three-point range. The Celtics' biggest threat is their scoring prowess, averaging 117.8 points per game (3rd in the NBA) on 47.2% from the field (16th in the NBA) and 37.0% from three-point range (8th in the NBA). Despite the injury, they've maintained their stellar offence, averaging 114.8 points on 45.0% from the field and 36.5% from the three-point range.

We're taking the Boston Celtics in this matchup, despite their injuries. They've controlled the Nets in their last two meetings, suggesting a positive outcome for them. Brooklyn's offence simply doesn't look diverse enough to keep up with the Celtics when they can't field a healthy roster.

How to Watch Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics

  • Who: Brooklyn Nets & Boston Celtics
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • When: 7:30 PM EST, Wednesday, February 01, 2023
  • How to Watch: ESPN, NBA League Pass (Stream)
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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