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

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The Brooklyn Nets open a 3-game homestand Saturday night, returning home after 7 games on the road to host the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center.

The Brooklyn Nets will face a depleted Boston Celtics roster when they open a three-game homestand Saturday night at Barclays Center.

Per, the Celtics will sit Al Horford and Kyrie Irving against the Nets.

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Brooklyn (38-38) last player Thursday, dropping a 123-110 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers to close out its lengthy road trip. It was the Nets’ second straight loss.

The Celtics (45-31) picked up its second straight win by beating the Indiana Pacers 114-112 in Boston on Friday night.

The Nets fell behind by as much as 20 points in the first half and were never able to get closer than six after intermission in their loss at Philadelphia.

Joe Harris paced Brooklyn with 22 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went for 19 points and 10 rebounds and D’Angelo Russell finished with 13 points and eight assists.

Irving scored on a layup with 0.5 second remaining Friday night to lift the Celtics past the stubborn Pacers, who tied the game four times in the final four minutes but were never able to take a lead.

Irving led Boston with 30 points and had three steals. Aron Baynes had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Marcus Smart went for six assists and four steals and Horford logged 19 points and three blocks.

The Nets are 66-129 all-time against the Celtics since the franchise entered the NBA from the ABA in 1976.

Boston won 12 in a row in the series from March 3, 2007, to Feb. 5, 2010, while the Nets have taken five straight in the series three separate time, most recently from Dec. 25, 2002, to Jan. 25, 2004.

The Celtics have the highest scoring output in the series, coming in a 135-107 win at Boston on April 13, 1986. The Nets have a 131-113 win at East Rutherford on Feb. 8, 2000, as their high mark.

Boston has both of the largest victories in the series, setting the mark with a 116-79 win at Piscataway on Oct. 31, 1979, and matching it with a 127-90 victory at Boston on April 8, 1988. The Nets biggest win came on Dec. 25, 2002, a 117-81 triumph at East Rutherford.

The top individual output in the series came from Mike Newlin, who poured in 52 points for the Nets in an overtime loss at Piscataway on Dec. 16, 1979. Paul Pierce has the top game for Boston, scoring 48 points in an overtime victory at East Rutherford on Dec. 1, 2001.

In regulation, the top effort came from Vince Carter, with 45 points for the Nets in an April 9, 2005, win at East Rutherford. Pierce had 44 points for the Celtics in a win at East Rutherford on March 22, 2001.

Since the Nets came to Brooklyn in 2012, they are 10-17 against Boston. The longest winning streak belongs to the Celtics, a 10-game run from Jan. 4, 2016, to Jan. 7 of this year. Brooklyn’s best was three straight victories from April 10, 2013, to Jan. 26, 2014.

Each team’s top offensive game came in a 122-117 Celtics win at Boston on Oct. 26, 2016. Similarly, each team’s best individual scoring output came in the same game.

D’Angelo Russell scored 34 points for the Nets and Jayson Tatum had 34 for Boston in Brooklyn’s win at Barclays Center on Jan. 14 of this year.

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Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 6 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

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Boston: QUESTIONABLE–Jayson Tatum (illness); OUT–Al Horford (left knee soreness), Kyrie Irving (low back soreness).

Brooklyn: OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee).

Last meeting

Jan. 28 at Boston: The Celtics reclaimed the lead late in the third quarter after the Nets made a  push from a 10-point halftime deficit and put Brooklyn away with a strong fourth quarter, going up by as much as 15 points en route to a 112-104 victory.

D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and three steals for the Nets and Shabazz Napier added 20 points and five assists. Ed Davis booked 11 rebounds and Jarrett Allen had 10. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 14 points and two blocks.

Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown led Boston with 21 points each, with Smart adding seven assists, five steals and two blocks, and Al Horford had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. Terry Rozier went for 14 points and seven assists.

Aron Baynes dropped 16 points with three blocks, Marcus Morris logged 15 points and two blocks and Jayson Tatum also had two blocks.

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What’s next?

Boston: vs. Miami, Monday; at Miami, Wednesday; at Indiana, Friday

Brooklyn: vs. Milwaukee, Monday; vs. Toronto; Wednesday; at Milwaukee, April 6