Game 78 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (45-32) at Boston Celtics (40-37)

Rajon Rondo normally kills the Nets when they play the Celtics. With Rondo injured, Paul Pierce is likely to step up

When: 8:00 PM; Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Where: TD Garden; Boston, MA

TV: ESPN/YES Network

It's increasingly looking like the Nets will finish the regular season as the East's #4 seed, as they are three games ahead of the #5 Bulls and 3.5 over the #6 Hawks. But that doesn't mean at all that tonight's Nets-Celtics tilt is meaningless. Brooklyn has a chance to finally best Boston in the season series (haven't looked it up but gotta think it has been awhile since that's been done) and round itself back into proper shape for the playoffs as this regular season grinds to a conclusion.

Probable Lineups

BKN- Williams (PG), Johnson (SG), Wallace (SF), Evans (PF), Lopez (C)

BOS- Bradley (PG), Pierce (SG), Green (SF), Bass (PF), Garnett (C)

Final Thoughts

Kris Joseph is coming back to face the team that drafted him. I really, really hope he gets to play tonight.

About Josh Burton

I'm a New York native who has been a Nets season ticket holder, in both New Jersey and now Brooklyn, since birth. Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism) '18