The Nets open an away-and-home, back-to-back Friday night against the Celtics who are disappointing, possibly on the verge of a blockbuster trade or two, and coming off a big win over the Timberwolves. Paul Pierce is having what may be his best year statistically but he, center Mark Blount and backup point guard Marcus Banks are all supposedly on the block. In spite of that, the Celts beat the Wolves on Wednesday night. The Nets' Jason Collins remains questionable with soreness in his knee.
- New Jersey (21-15) at Boston (15-23) - AP
- Red With Envy - Joe - Joe Netsfan
- Nets thumbnails - Boston Globe
- Big talk from Celtics' Perkins - Shira Springer - Boston Globe
- Youngsters speak up: West, Perkins air their frustration with vets - Steve Bulpett - Boston Herald
- Big two-game test - Steve Bulpett - Boston Herald
- The greenest Celtics are showing promise - Shalise Manza Young - Providence Journal