Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets Preview
The Brooklyn Nets strive to halt a four-game losing streak when they visit the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Brooklyn dropped to 0-3 on a four-game road swing with a 116-113 setback against the Miami Heat on Saturday. Standout guard Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 24.5 points and 12.5 assists over the past two games and has tallied at least 20 points in six of the past nine contests.
Small forward Joe Harris scored 20 points and made five 3-pointers against Miami. It marked Harris’ first 20-point performance since he scored 22 against the Washington Wizards on Feb. 1. The Nets have won three of the past five regular-season meetings with the Celtics after losing the previous 10.
Boston Celtics Preview
The Boston Celtics aim to register their 15th win in the past 19 games when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Despite the lengthy run, the Celtics have lost three of their past seven games. The latest setback was a 111-110 home overtime decision against the Houston Rockets on Saturday, even though forward Jayson Tatum recorded 32 points and 13 rebounds.
Tatum is averaging 34.8 points and 8.8 rebounds over the past six games. Shooting guard Jaylen Brown tallied 22 against the Rockets, his fifth straight 20-plus-point effort. All-Star point guard Kemba Walker (knee) is close to a return after a five-game absence. He could see limited minutes Tuesday.