Boston puts home win streak on the line against Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets (26-23, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (30-18, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Brooklyn trying to continue its six-game home winning streak.
The Celtics are 21-10 in conference matchups. Boston averages 13.4 turnovers and is9-6 in games when they have more turnovers than their opponent.
The Nets are 6-4 against the rest of their division. Brooklyn is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 11.4 offensive rebounds per game, led by Ed Davis averaging 2.9. In their last meeting on Jan. 14, the Nets won 109-102. D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 34 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Celtics. Marcus Morris has averaged 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 42.8 percent over the last 10 games for Boston.
Russell ranks first on the Nets averaging 19.3 points and adding 3.8 rebounds. Jarrett Allen has averaged 11.2 rebounds and added 11.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 8-2, averaging 115 points, 49.2 rebounds, 23 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 113.7 points, 43.8 rebounds, 26 assists, 8.8 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting.
Celtics Injuries: Jabari Bird: out (personal), Kyrie Irving: day to day (illness).
Nets Injuries: Dzanan Musa: day to day (shoulder), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: day to day (shoulder), Spencer Dinwiddie: out (torn right thumb ligaments), Caris LeVert: out (right foot dislocation), Jared Dudley: out (left hamstring), Allen Crabbe: out (knee).