The Kyrie Irving-Boston Celtics fuss will not be ending soon as the drama goes all the way to Brooklyn when the Nets host the Kemba Walker-led squad on Friday for their second encounter in a row after facing each other at the TD Garden last Wednesday.

Irving missed his supposed return to Garden due to a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the last seven games. The 27-year-old All-Star played for the Celtics from 2017 till last season before signing with the Nets last summer.

The sour departure of the former No. 1 overall pick from the team has urged the Celtics fans inside the arena to repeatedly cry out “Kyrie sucks!” despite the former Duke stalwart being absent in the game. Boston went on to win, 121-110.

Irving will have to wait a little longer before he gets even with the irate Boston fans as he is expected to miss Friday's game. Spencer Dinwiddie’s number is expected to be called once more to fill up his shoes for the eighth straight time.

Walker posted his best scoring output in a Celtics jersey last game, scoring 39 while looking untroubled by the neck injury he sustained in the prior week.


The Boston Celtics are 3.5-point favorites as guests this time after being offered with 8.5 handicap at home last Wednesday, with which they covered. The total line is up for trade at 217 points O/U.

Brad Stevens is leading the C’s to a 6-4 road record while the Nets hold a decent 5-3 tally when playing in New York.

Boston has been covering the spread four times in their last five games; the record stands the same for Brooklyn’s last five home games, 4-1 ATS.

The uncharted territory has been frustrating the Celtics’ designated scorers as the totals of their last five road games have gone UNDER. The same trend shows in the Nets’ games inside the Barclays Center as the totals went UNDER four times in the last five.


These teams will bring in all the energy from the feast of Thanksgiving night. Go AGAINST the UNDER trend in this game as scorers are expected to shoot the lights out inside the Barclays.

Boston will cross out their seventh road win but back the Nets ATS in this game.

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