Nets vs. Celtics, 8:00 P.M. on ESPN:
TBG Primer

Nets vs. Celtics, 8:00 P.M. on ESPN: TBG Primer

Tonight: The 45-32 Brooklyn Nets, after decimating their division “rival” Philadelphia 76ers 104-83 Tuesday night, travel to Boston to play the 40-37 Boston Celtics at T.D. Garden in the second half of a back-to-back. With a win, the Nets would further cement their chances at the fourth seed (and thus home-court advantage in the first round), while the Celtics fight to gain ground on the sixth-seeded Atlanta Hawks, who are 1.5 games ahead of the Celtics.

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Watch & Listen: Tonight’s game is broadcast on WWOR/My9. Ian Eagle & Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is also broadcast on ESPN. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

More on tonight’s game, including injuries and stats, after the jump.

Out: For Brooklyn, Keith Bogans will sit for the second straight game with a sore lower back. Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace will both play. For Boston, Rajon Rondo (knee surgery) and Jared Sullinger (back surgery) are both out for the season.

Starting Lineups:
Boston Celtics: Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett (245 minutes, +/- +2.4 per 100 possessions)
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez (610 minutes, +/- +3.4 per 100 possessions)

Advanced Statistics:
Boston Celtics: 100.8 offensive rating (22nd), 100.0 defensive rating (5th), 93.97 possessions per game (17th)
Brooklyn Nets: 104.8 offensive rating (9th), 103.6 defensive rating (17th), 90.93 possessions per game (29th)

Here’s the brawl that happened the last time these two teams in Boston:

Go Nets!