Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets: In a revisit of the playoff face-offs, Boston Celtics were less than impressive whereas Brooklyn Nets had their three big men in impeccable form. This year is a bit different, as the side has become as confident as they can be. Jaylen Brown will be a welcome presence this year.
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can be as good as they want to be at any given moment. Ben Simmons’ return could mean that they are in very capable defensive hands. Brooklyn might opt for a match-up hunting strategy, but the Celtics will want to isolate Durant and Irving and contest jumpers. Steve Nash, Boston coach, has particularly emphasized on making the best of errors from Celtics while making screen passes and movements.
Boston Celtics Match preview
Boston went into the intimidating tie without Robert Williams. That could be fatal to the depth of the side. Derrick White could be a hugely underrated presence in the side, with the team gong 20-6 since trading for White.
Brooklyn Nets Match preview
Kevin Durant and the Nets will be making a fourth consecutive appearance in the playoffs. The point guard Kyrie Irving, in the last regular-season game, posted 34 points, 12 assists and 3 rebounds. After beating the Cavs in the play-in, it is clear that Durant’s capability on both sides of the game will be crucial. With Andre Drummond, Nets had 34.7 percent offensive rebounds. The backup Nicolas Claxton might be onto some game changing actions, once the one-to-one matching up against Kyrie and Durant takes place.
Kevin Durant made an exceptional appearance against the Cavs in the play-in. He was defensively sound, and that could be the tone-setter for the play-off run coming their way.
Fixture: Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Game 1 – NBA Playoffs 2021-22
Host: Boston Celtics
Date: 17th April 2022
Venue: TD Garden, Boston
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Predicted Lineup
Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart (PG), Jaylen Brown (SG), Jayson Tatum (SF), Al Harford (PF) and Daniel Theis (C)
Brooklyn Nets: Kyrie Irving (PG), Seth Curry (SG), Bruce Brown Jr. (SF), Kevin Durant (PF) and Andre Drummond (C)
Betting Odds & Spreads:
Brooklyn Nets is (+176) to win Boston is (-156) to win
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Head to Head stats
Celtics won 134 matches while Net has won 73 fights between the both.
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Match Prediction
If the duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving click, it could be raining in Boston.
Prediction: Boston Celtics is set to win.
Live Streaming: Where to watch Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics match?
All the live telecast will be broadcast on ABC channel.
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