Boston: 98.6 points/100 possessions (25th)
New Jersey: 100.5 points/100 possessions (19th)
Boston: 95.4 points/100 possessions (1st)
New Jersey: 106.8 points/100 possessions (29th)
Probable New Jersey Starters: Future Maverick Deron Williams (PG), MarShon Brooks (SG), DeShawn Stevenson (SF), Kris Humphries (PF), Shelden Williams (C)
View from the Opposing Bench: Nets Are Scorching
THUMBNAIL: I checked StubHub expecting to find tickets for this one in the $5 range but you can’t get into the soon-to-be-abandoned Prudential Center for less than twenty bucks. I assume that’s because there are Celtics fans in the swamps willing to make the trek, not because the Nets fans are still queuing up for late-season tanking.
After last night’s what-the-hell-was-that in Toronto, the Celtics should be primed to give actual effort tonight, which may be necessary against a Nets team that has won three of its last four. As well, for those considering blowing off tonight’s game in favor of Saturday night activities, you may want to check in on old friend Gerald Green who’s not only throwing down preposterous dunks like this…
… but actually putting up efficient overall numbers (17.57 PER) and may have arrived as an NBA player.
The Celtics come out with seeding in mind and a victory is sown.
Boston 103 New Jersey 90