There may not be too much Christmas spirit on display in the first of five NBA games on this holiday.
There were three ejections the last time the Brooklyn Nets faced the Boston Celtics, and they meet again Tuesday at the Barclays Center.
Boston (13-13) enters on a five-game road skid and has lost both matchups with Brooklyn (14-12) this season.
The Nets won 95-83 in Boston on Nov. 28 in a game that featured plenty of drama.
Brooklyn forward Kris Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett in the second quarter, and Rajon Rondo retaliated with a two-handed shove that sent Humphries into the courtside seats before the Nets' Gerald Wallace shoved Garnett.
Humphries and Wallace each received two technicals while Rondo was ejected as his streak of games with double-digit assists ended at 37. Rondo was later suspended two games by the NBA, although he said he was coming to the aid of Garnett.
Garnett and Boston coach Doc Rivers blamed Humphries for the incident. The Nets, unsurprisingly, defend...