NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, January 17th (All times eastern)
Boston Celtics (32-9) at New Jersey Nets (19-21), 1:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Celtics seem to be back on track since their season-high four-game winning streak and will shoot for their fourth straight win Saturday against the Atlantic Division-rival New Jersey Nets on the road.
Boston has won three in a row and stayed in the win column with Wednesday's 118-86 victory over the Nets at TD Banknorth Garden. Paul Pierce led six Boston players in double figures with 22 points, as the Celtics moved to 20-2 as the host this season.
Kevin Garnett added 20 points and nine rebounds, while Rajon Rondo totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and 12 assists in a winning cause. Boston is 12-7 away from home this season and could be without guard Eddie House, who is listed as probable for Saturday's game with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, the Nets have lost two straight and three of their last four games, including Thursday's 105-99 loss to Portland in the opener of a brief two-game homestand at the IZOD Center.
Devin Harris finished with 23 points and eight assists, while Brook Lopez and Bobby Simmons chipped in 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the Nets, who are 9-13 at the Meadowlands this season. Vince Carter, who is nursing a balky right ankle, scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in defeat.
Boston has won six straight and seven of the last eight meetings with New Jersey, The C's have also won four in a row over the Nets in north Jersey.
01/17 10:37:23 ET