Boston puts road win streak on the line against Brooklyn

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Boston Celtics (30-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (29-24, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Celtics take on Brooklyn.

The Nets are 6-1 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Brooklyn is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.3 points while shooting 47.0% from the field.

The Celtics are 5-6 against the rest of their division. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 35.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum averaging 7.3.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nets won 123-104 in the last matchup on Nov. 25.

TOP PERFORMERS: James Harden is shooting 41.4% and averaging 22.5 points for the Nets. Patty Mills is averaging 3.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Tatum is scoring 25.6 points per game with 8.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 44.7% over the past 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 2-8, averaging 109.9 points, 43.2 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points per game.

Celtics: 7-3, averaging 110.3 points, 49.5 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 96.2 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Nic Claxton: day to day (hamstring), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kevin Durant: out (knee), James Harden: day to day (hamstring), LaMarcus Aldridge: day to day (ankle), Paul Millsap: out (personal).

Celtics: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Bol Bol: out (foot).

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