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NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics match preview- 25 Feb, 2022

Blake Griffin of the Brooklyn Nets and Daniel Theis of the Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets welcome Boston Celtics at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 6:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season.

Here, you can find everything you want to know about this NBA match, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Match Details

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM IST OR 7:30 PM ET (Feb 24)
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Recent Form

Brooklyn Nets have been in terrible form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won twice, losing three times (LLWWL). They are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, unlike their opponents, the Boston Celtics have won four times in their last five matches (WWWWL). They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. They have also won their past 5 games on the road.

The Nets currently sit in eighth place on the Eastern Conference. While the Celtics are positioned two places above them, in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Their last meeting took place on February 8, 2022, and it ended in a 126-91 win for the Celtics away in Brooklyn. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Player to Watch

Brooklyn Nets- Patty Mills

The Australian narrowly missed out on the 3-point finals at the All-Star weekend but is enjoying a career-best season for points (13.4 average per game) in Brooklyn after moving from San Antonio last year. He is also fourth in the NBA this season for 3-pointers made with 186.

Boston Celtics- Jayson Tatum

Tatum has been his team’s standout player this season, and the momentum from featuring in the All-Star game could see him raise that level even higher.

Only three players in the league have scored more than his 1,439 points this season (DeMar DeRozan – 1,547, Trae Young – 1,475, Giannis Antetokounmpo – 1,443), while only DeRozan (566) and Nikola Jokic (516) have hit more than his 500 field goals.

Interestingly, Tatum took more of a back seat when Boston beat Brooklyn earlier this month, with Brown and Marcus Smart (both 22) scoring more than his 19 points.

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Key Points

  • Brooklyn has the highest percentage of field goals from mid-range(48.7). However, only four teams have a lower percentage of mid-range field goals allowed than Boston (39.9 per cent).
  • Kyrie Irving is OUT for this match while Kevin Durant is highly unlikely to play for the Nets.
  • The recent game between these two saw the Celtics race out to a 35-16 lead after the first quarter.
  • Although the Celtics won at Barclays Center earlier this month, the Nets had won the previous four meetings between the two, including at TD Garden in November, and all three encounters last season.

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Match Prediction

Brooklyn Nets are heavy underdogs for this game. The oddsmakers are favoring Boston Celtics, especially because of their recent form and the absences in the opposition dugout.

Predicted Winner: Boston Celtics

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Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.

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