Brooklyn Nets (31-19, 4th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (36-15, 1st in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Bottom line: Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant met in Boston at home against Brooklyn. Tatum averaged 31.1 points per game, fourth in the league, and Durant averaged 29.7 points per game, seventh in the league.
The Celtics beat their opponents 6-1 in the Atlantic Division. Boston ranks fifth in the East in fast-break scoring at 14.1 per game, with Tatum leading the way at 4.0 points per game.
The Nets beat their division rivals 6-4. Brooklyn finished ninth in the Eastern Conference with 32.7 defensive rebounds per game, with Nicholas Claxton averaging 6.4.
The two teams met for the third time this season. The Celtics beat the Nets 109-98 in their final game on Jan. 13. Tatum led the Celtics with 20 points and Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 24 points.
Top performer: Tatum averaged 31.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Over the past 10 games, Jaylen Brown is averaging 2.1 3-pointers per game.
Durant averaged 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Nets. Irving averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists in his final 10 games with Brooklyn.
Last 10 games: Celtics: 7 wins and 3 losses, averaging 114.8 points, 47.6 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game, shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 111.0 points per game.
Nets: 4 wins and 6 losses, averaging 114.5 points, 40.5 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 6.5 blocks per game, shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 115.2 points per game.
Injuries: Celtics: Robert Williams III: Daily (ankle), Danilo Gallinari: Out for the season (knee), Marcus Smart: Out (ankle).
Nets: Kevin Durant: Out (knee), TJ Warren: Day-to-day (shin), Ben Simmons: Day-to-day (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data provided by Sportradar.