Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: TV info, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris Jarrett Allen. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, after not playing in the 1st half of the season, meet Monday for the 2nd time in 8 days, this time at Barclays Center.

The Brooklyn Nets will look very different Monday night than they did a week ago when they last faced the Boston Celtics. And the Celtics enter Barclays Center for the 7:30 p.m. Eastern tip with a very different look, as well.

The Nets may get forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson back after he’s been out the last six games with a hip injury. Hollis-Jefferson is questionable and will be a game-time call.

Boston All-Star Kyrie Irving, on the other hand, is officially out for Monday after sustaining a contusion in his right quad Saturday when the Celtics lost on the road to the Orlando Magic, while another Boston guard, Marcus Smart, is doubtful due to illness.

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Both teams come in off road losses in their last games. The Nets (21-23) took a 122-105 drubbing Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, while the Celtics (25-17) fell Saturday at Orlando 105-103.

D’Angelo Russell scored 24 points with nine assists Friday for Brooklyn, but did not get a lot of help from his cold-shooting teammates. The Nets took an early nine-point lead before the Raptors took control of the game in the middle two periods, outscoring the visitors 71-40.

Jarrett Allen added 12 rebounds and two blocks for Brooklyn.

On Saturday in Orlando, the Celtics couldn’t hold an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter and fell to the Magic when Jayson Tatum‘s potential game-tying fadeaway jumper from deep 2-point range at the buzzer was off-target.

Irving had 25 points and six assists for Boston, while Al Horford finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals.

Since joining the NBA in 1976, the Nets are 65-128 against the Celtics and have lost 10 straight times to Boston.

The Celtics have the series’ longest winning streak, a 12-game run from March 3, 2007, to Feb. 5, 2010. The Nets have three strings of five consecutive wins, with the last coming from Dec. 25, 2002, to Jan. 25, 2004.

Boston set the single-game scoring standard in the series in a 135-107 victory at Boston Garden April 13, 1986. On Feb. 8, 2000, the Nets had their highest-scoring game in the series in a 131-113 win at East Rutherford.

The biggest blowout in the series went to the Celtics on Halloween night in 1979, a 116-79 victory at Piscataway. Christmas Day in 2002 yielded the Nets’ largest victory over Boston, a 117-81 win at East Rutherford.

Mike Newlin set the individual scoring mark in the series with 52 points for the Nets in an overtime loss on Dec. 16, 1979, at Piscataway. In regulation time, Vince Carter‘s 45 points for New Jersey in an April 9, 2005, win at East Rutherford is the high mark.

Paul Pierce is Boston’s top scorer in single games, regardless of length. He had 48 points in an overtime win at East Rutherford on Dec. 1, 2001, and popped in 44 points in a March 22, 2001, victory at East Rutherford.

The Nets are 9-16 against the Celtics since moving to Brooklyn in 2012. Boston’s current 10-game winning streak is the longest by either side in the Brooklyn era. The Nets posted three wins in a row from April 10, 2013, to Jan. 26, 2014.

The highest-scoring game since the move from New Jersey came for both teams in a 122-117 Boston win at home on Oct. 26, 2016. The Celtics also have the biggest margin of victory in the Brooklyn era with a 120-95 victory at Boston on Nov. 20, 2015.

Brooklyn hit its high mark for margin in a 114-98 victory at Barclays Center on March 21, 2014.

The individual high-scoring game came from Brook Lopez for the Nets when he scored 31 points in a March 23, 2015, loss at Barclays Center.

Avery Bradley has the high for the Celtics with 28 points in a loss at Barclays Center on March 21, 2014, while Irving matched it in a win at Boston on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

Season series: Boston leads 1-0
Records: Boston 25-17 (5th in East), Brooklyn 21-23 (7th in East)

Scoring: BOS 111.9 (12th), BKN 110.7 (17th)
Defense: BOS 105.6 (5th), BKN 111.5 (19th)

Off. Rating: BOS 110.6 (10th), BKN 109.2 (16th)
Def. Rating: BOS 104.5 (4th), BKN 110.0 (19th)
Pace: BOS 100.11 (18th), BKN 99.97 (20th)

Shooting: BOS 45.8% (16th), BKN 45.3% (19th)
3-point: BOS 36.5% (6th), BKN 36.0% (7th)

Opponent shooting: BOS 44.2% (3rd), BKN 46.8% (22nd)
Opponent 3-point: BOS 33.2% (3rd), BKN 34.8% (12th)



Boston: DOUBTFUL–Marcus Smart (illness); OUT–Aron Baynes (left fourth metacarpal fracture), Jabari Bird (personal), PJ Dozier (two-way, Maine Red Claws), R.J. Hunter (two-way, Maine Red Claws), Kyrie Irving (right quad contusion)

Brooklyn: QUESTIONABLE–Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain); OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee), Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot), Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation).

Last meeting

Jan. 7 at Boston: The Nets’ hot early shooting led to a quick eight-point lead, but after hitting their first four 3-pointers, Brooklyn was just 7-for-38 the rest of the way and the Celtics ran away for a 116-95 victory.

Rodions Kurucs matched a career-high for the Nets with 24 points, while Kenneth Faried posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Shabazz Napier made his first start as a Net and scored 10 points with six assists and two blocked shots.

Kyrie Irving led Boston’s balanced attack with 17 points and added six assists and three steals, as eight Celtics scored in double-figures. Al Horford had 12 points and nine rebounds and Marcus Smart went for 12 points and seven dimes.

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What’s next?

Boston: vs. Toronto, Wednesday; vs. Memphis, Friday; at Atlanta, Saturday

Brooklyn: at Houston, Wednesday; at Orlando, Friday; vs. Sacramento, Jan. 21