The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Boston Celtics in the NBA League at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, hoping to bounce back from their two disappointing defeats to Blazers and Sixers.
Brooklyn was defeated by Philadelphia 123-110 on the road on Thursday night. Boston heads into this contest with a 114-112 win over Indiana Pacers on Friday Night. Both teams have met three times this season, which ended with two victories for Celtics and one for Nets.
The Sixers made a confident start against Nets and registered a 15 point lead in the opening quarter. The Nets recovered in the second quarter, but the Sixers had built enough of a lead to keep Nets at bay for the rest of the game.Embed from Getty Images
The Boston controlled every aspect of the game in the opening quarter, taking a lead of 10 points. The Pacers pulled away in the second quarter thanks to T.J. Leaf who responded a 14-2 run that narrowed the gap to just 3 three point at the end of first-half.
In the third quarter, the Indiana Pacers outscored their opponent, 31-26 and took a lead of two points. The Celtics again bounced back to register a 105-99 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter. But, a good 6-0 run from Pacers force the game to tie at 105 with 4 minutes remaining. Then, Boston’s Kyrie Irving hit a match-winning layup with 0.5 seconds remaining, closing the deal.Embed from Getty Images
Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics NBA Odds, Preview and Prediction
The Boston Celtics are looking forward to keep momentum going after winning their last two games to Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. The club are placed fourth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 45-31 record.
The Brooklyn Nets are in poor form for the last few days, losing five of their last seven games. The Nets sits seventh in the Eastern Conference, only half a game ahead to Miami Heat and just half a game behind to the Detroit Pistons with six games to play. The club are still in race for the final play-off spot, with their competition against Detroit, Miami, Orlando, and Charlotte.
Both teams are in decent form this season. We anticipate a fairly balanced showdown between two teams so place your bets on Total Points.
Total Points: Over 226 @ 1.74 at Betfair Sports