Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the Boston Celtics, but thus far the points are on their side. Sitting on a score of 81-72, they have looked like the better team out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play.

Small forward Jayson Tatum has led the way so far for Boston, as he has 25 points and four assists in addition to five steals. The Brooklyn Nets have been relying on small forward Bruce Brown, who has 23 points along with six rebounds, and center Nicolas Claxton, who has 13 points along with seven boards. Brown does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

the Nets have lost 76% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Boston @ Brooklyn

Current Records: Boston 2-0; Brooklyn 0-2

What to Know

The Boston Celtics have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. After a few days' rest for both teams, they and the Brooklyn Nets will meet up at 7:30 p.m. ET April 23 at Barclays Center. Boston will be strutting in after a win while Brooklyn will be stumbling in from a loss.

The Nets are out to make up for these teams' contest on Wednesday. The Celtics came out on top against Brooklyn by a score of 114-107. Boston can attribute much of their success to power forward Grant Williams, who had 17 points along with six rebounds. Williams had some trouble finding his footing against Brooklyn in the teams' previous meeting earlier this month, so this was a step in the right direction.

Boston is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Detroit Pistons Feb. 16 easily too and instead slipped up with a 112-111. In other words, don't count Brooklyn out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $250.00

Odds

The Nets are a 4-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won 20 out of their last 34 games against Brooklyn.

  • Apr 20, 2022 - Boston 114 vs. Brooklyn 107
  • Apr 17, 2022 - Boston 115 vs. Brooklyn 114
  • Mar 06, 2022 - Boston 126 vs. Brooklyn 120
  • Feb 24, 2022 - Boston 129 vs. Brooklyn 106
  • Feb 08, 2022 - Boston 126 vs. Brooklyn 91
  • Nov 24, 2021 - Brooklyn 123 vs. Boston 104
  • 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 Brooklyn

  • Ben Simmons: Out (Back)
  • Joe Harris: Out for the Season (Ankle)

Injury Report for Boston

No Injury Information