Through 3 Quarters
The Brooklyn Nets are on the road but looking no worse for wear. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Boston Celtics as Brooklyn lead 97-76.
The top scorers for the Nets have been point guard Patty Mills (17 points), center LaMarcus Aldridge (17 points), power forward Kevin Durant (16 points), and point guard James Harden (15 points). A double-double would be James Harden's fourth in a row.
Boston hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer.
This is the most points Brooklyn has had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.
Brooklyn @ Boston
Current Records: Brooklyn 13-5; Boston 10-8
What to Know
The Brooklyn Nets' road trip will continue as they head to TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to face off against the Boston Celtics. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Brooklyn can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They managed a 117-112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. It was another big night for the Nets' power forward Kevin Durant, who had 27 points and nine assists in addition to six boards and three blocks.
As for Boston, they have more to be thankful for after their matchup against the Houston Rockets on Monday. The Celtics had enough points to win and then some against Houston, taking their game 108-90. Boston's small forward Jayson Tatum did his thing and had 30 points along with six rebounds. The matchup made it Tatum's fourth in a row with at least 30 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Brooklyn is expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The Nets didn't have too much trouble with the Celtics at home when the two teams previously met in June as they won 123-109. Brooklyn's win shoved Boston out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $60.00
The Nets are a slight 1-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.
Boston have won 15 out of their last 28 games against Brooklyn.
- Jun 01, 2021 - Brooklyn 123 vs. Boston 109
- May 30, 2021 - Brooklyn 141 vs. Boston 126
- May 28, 2021 - Boston 125 vs. Brooklyn 119
- May 25, 2021 - Brooklyn 130 vs. Boston 108
- May 22, 2021 - Brooklyn 104 vs. Boston 93
- Apr 23, 2021 - Brooklyn 109 vs. Boston 104
- Mar 11, 2021 - Brooklyn 121 vs. Boston 109
- Dec 25, 2020 - Brooklyn 123 vs. Boston 95
- Aug 05, 2020 - Boston 149 vs. Brooklyn 115
- Mar 03, 2020 - Brooklyn 129 vs. Boston 120
- Nov 29, 2019 - Brooklyn 112 vs. Boston 107
- Nov 27, 2019 - Boston 121 vs. Brooklyn 110
- Mar 30, 2019 - Brooklyn 110 vs. Boston 96
- Jan 28, 2019 - Boston 112 vs. Brooklyn 104
- Jan 14, 2019 - Brooklyn 109 vs. Boston 102
- Jan 07, 2019 - Boston 116 vs. Brooklyn 95
- Apr 11, 2018 - Boston 110 vs. Brooklyn 97
- Jan 06, 2018 - Boston 87 vs. Brooklyn 85
- Dec 31, 2017 - Boston 108 vs. Brooklyn 105
- Nov 14, 2017 - Boston 109 vs. Brooklyn 102
- Apr 10, 2017 - Boston 114 vs. Brooklyn 105
- Mar 17, 2017 - Boston 98 vs. Brooklyn 95
- Nov 23, 2016 - Boston 111 vs. Brooklyn 92
- Oct 26, 2016 - Boston 122 vs. Brooklyn 117
- Jan 04, 2016 - Boston 103 vs. Brooklyn 94
- Jan 02, 2016 - Brooklyn 100 vs. Boston 97
- Nov 22, 2015 - Brooklyn 111 vs. Boston 101
- Nov 20, 2015 - Boston 120 vs. Brooklyn 95
Injury Report for Boston
- Jaylen Brown: Game-Time Decision (Rest)
- Josh Richardson: Out (Illness)
- Robert Williams III: Out (Illness)
Injury Report for Brooklyn
- David Duke: Out (Hip)
- Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
- Bruce Brown: Out (Hamstring)
- Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Nicolas Claxton: Out (Illness)