Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets: Match Preview and Predictions - 29th November 2019
Date and time: Wednesday, 29 November 2019, 12:00 PM, ET
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Last game results
Boston Celtics (13-4): 121-110 win against the Brooklyn Nets (27 November 2019)
Brooklyn Nets (9-9): 121-110 loss against the Boston Celtics (27 November 2019)
Boston Celtics preview
The Celtics have looked one of the strongest sides in the NBA this season. They have looked solid on both ends of the floor and will be tough to beat this season. They have been great in disrupting the opposition offenses and are one of the top teams in steals per game.
They won their last encounter which was again against the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics will be looking to consolidate their position in the Eastern Conference with another victory.
Key player - Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker was the biggest acquisition by the Celtics in the offseason after they had lost Kyrie Irving to the Nets. Walker has fit perfectly in the lineup and has been a leader on this young team.
Five days after suffering a concussion injury, Walker returned to the lineup against the Nets. He dropped 39 points on them and looked very sharp. He will be looking for another great performance against the Nets.
Celtics predicted lineup:
Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis
Brooklyn Nets preview
The Brooklyn Nets didn't start the season on a bright note. They were getting great individual performances from Kyrie Irving but failed to convert them into wins.
But the entire team has stepped up since Irving got injured. They were 4-7 with Irving and are 5-2 since his injury. The Nets are currently the 7th ranked team in the Eastern Conference and have a 9-9 record.
Key player - Joe Harris
This year he has again been hot from the three-point range further enhancing his image of a marksman. He has been averaging 14.2 points per game and shooting 44.2% from the three-point range. He scored 21 points in the last match against the Celtics.
Nets predicted lineup:
Spencer Dinwiddie, Garrett Temple, Joe Harris, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen
Celtics vs Nets Match Prediction
The Nets lost their last match against the Celtics and will be looking to avenge that in this match. On the other hand, the Celtics have looked very solid despite the injury to Gordon Hayward who was having a great season. They will be tough to beat for any team in this league.
Prediction: The Nets to have a tight win at home against the Boston Celtics.
Where to watch Celtics vs Nets?
This Eastern Conference match-up can be seen via local coverage on NBC Sports Boston and YES Network. You can also live stream the match via the NBA League Pass.Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:11 IST