3 things to watch for the Celtics as they take on the Nets

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Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics are heading into an Atlantic Division rivalry matchup tonight against the Brooklyn Nets.

Coming into tonight’s matchup with a 41-18 record, the Celtics have cemented themselves as a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the Nets have struggled this season at 26-33 and Kyrie Irving has been shut down for the rest of the season after injury issues.

Boston will be looking to protect their home court again this evening. They are 23-6 at home so far this year and are major favorites to win tonight’s game. While they are the favorites, there are still a few things to keep an eye on for the Celtics.

Let’s dive in and take a look at three things to watch for the Celtics as they take on the Nets.