NBA Schedule: Brooklyn Nets Trying To Break Losing Streak Against Boston Celtics

Since they have one of the worst rosters in the NBA, very little was expected of the Brooklyn Nets this season. Things are not as bad as many were predicting, as the team got off to a decent start during the early part of the regular season. Unfortunately for the Nets, though, they are now in quite a slump and are looking to break that as soon as possible. On Wednesday, Brooklyn will be taking on the Boston Celtics, as reported by ESPN.

Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley might not be as offensively explosive as the back courts for the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, and Toronto Raptors, but they are a solid guard combination. Thomas and Bradley might have a big game against the Brooklyn Nets because their back court depth is not up to par in the NBA, especially with Jeremy Lin struggling with injuries.

To compound the back court issues for the Brooklyn Nets, they also have to deal with Marcus Smart. He has been quite the role player for the Boston Celtics. Though he is supposed to come off the bench, Smart has also started five games for his team. He is a good defender who also has found ways to produce on offense on occasions.

The big free agent prize for the Boston Celtics this summer was the signing of Al Horford. They managed to convince him to leave the Atlanta Hawks. Unfortunately for the Celtics, their new starting center was forced to miss some time from the court because of a concussion. Horford is now back, and he looks to be back in form. Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will need to channel all of his efforts on defense to slow down Horford.

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Jae Crowder, one of the most underrated defenders in the NBA, is not expected to be on the court when the Boston Celtics play the Brooklyn Nets. Since the latter does not have a dominant wing scorer, the absence of Crowder might not be as noticeable as normal.

Amir Johnson is a high-energy power forward whose enthusiasm can become contagious for his teammates. That was what Thaddeus Young provided for the Brooklyn Nets before he was traded away to the Indiana Pacers this past summer.

Brad Stevens is rising up the ranks among NBA head coaches. A large part of that is because he is capable of building depth by developing the players that are on his roster. The Brooklyn Nets were hoping to replicate that success by signing Kenny Atkinson, who had become a hot head coaching candidate while learning from Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Atkinson was instrumental in the development of Jeremy Lin when the two of them were with the New York Knicks.

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An interesting thing to keep an eye on during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics is rebounding. Both teams rank among the worst in the NBA. One of these teams is bound to have a good night on the boards. Whoever wins that battle might actually get the win at the end of the night.

Though he is not a dominant at rebounding, Al Horford might have a big night against the Brooklyn Nets. The Boston Celtics need him to do that and to help improve their defense. Horford is not a dominant shot blocker, but his presence on that side of the ball is useful because he is a smart defender who does a lot of little things to disrupt opposing offenses.

It is going to take quite a bit for the Brooklyn Nets to break their four-game losing streak, it seems.

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