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Boston Celtics (13-13) at Brooklyn Nets (14-12) Tuesday, December 25, 201212:00 PM ET Regular Season Game #27, Road Game #13TV: ESPN, CSNNE, TSN, YESRadio: WEEI, WFAN Barclays Center Referees: Mike Callahan, Leroy Richardson, Zach Zarba
The Celtics take on divisional rival Brooklyn Nets. Both teams have a
new look since the Celtics swept the series last season. The Nets have
already beaten the Celtics twice this season both at home and on the
road. These two teams will meet once more in April.
are in 2nd place in the division, one game ahead of the Celtics and 5.5
games behind the Knicks who are in first place. The Nets are 8-6 at
home while the Celtics are just 4-8 on the road. The Nets are just 3-7
in their last 10 games and are looking for their second straight win.
The Celtics are 4-6 in their last 10 games and are hoping to avoid a 2
game losing streak.
The last game set the stage for this one as
it ended with a brawl, technicals, ...
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— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 24, 2012
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#Celtics officially announce signing of F Jarvis Varnado. He will wear #41. #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) December 24, 2012
Stats from Draft Express
Height with Shoes: 6'10"
Weight: 210 lbs
Standing Reach: 9' 1.5"
No Step Vertical: 29.5"
Max Vertical: 32.5"
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