There are worse teams to be playing without Ray Allen  (sick) than the Nets . The 17-17 Celtics  will try to push back past .500 against a Nets team that is in last place in the Atlantic Division with an 11-25 record.
That said, this may be a case of a team that is suffering through a hostile home crowd while biding its time for a move to Brooklyn. The Nets are 3-13 at home and 8-12 on the road.
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