Brooklyn plays Boston on 4-game win streak
Brooklyn Nets (9-8, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (12-4, third in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn seeks to keep its four-game win streak alive when the Nets take on Boston.
The Celtics are 3-1 in division games. Boston ranks second in the Eastern Conference in team defense, giving up only 103.7 points and holding opponents to 42.8 percent shooting.
The Nets are 5-3 in conference play. Brooklyn is 4-0 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 15.9 turnovers per game.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum is averaging 20.5 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Celtics. Brad Wanamaker is shooting 51.6 percent and averaging 9.3 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
Spencer Dinwiddie is second on the Nets averaging 19.8 points and is adding 2.4 rebounds. Jarrett Allen has averaged 12.8 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 68.7 percent over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 104.1 points, 44.3 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 108.4 points, 45.7 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 9.7 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101 points on 42.8 percent shooting.
Celtics Injuries: Daniel Theis: out (illness), Kemba Walker: day to day (neck), Gordon Hayward: out (left hand).
Nets Injuries: Caris LeVert: out (thumb), Kyrie Irving: out (right shoulder), Kevin Durant: out (achilles), DeAndre Jordan: day to day (knee).