Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Prediction and match preview – July 16, 2022 | 2022 NBA Summer League

The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will square off on Saturday to end their NBA 2K23 Summer League offers.

The Nets hold a 2-2 record. Brooklyn rebounded from its previous outing, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-83.

The Celtics were among the teams vying to reach the championship round. However, they fell short due to their point differential. They tied for the best record (3-1). Boston extended its winning streak to three games with a 108-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in their final game.

Match Details

Game – Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics | 2022 NBA Summer League

Date and hour – Saturday July 16, 2022; 8:00 p.m. ET (Sunday, July 17; 5:30 a.m. IST)

Venue – Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Brooklyn Nets Preview

The Brooklyn Nets impressed against the Minnesota Timberwolves following their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Brooklyn found itself in the driver’s seat against Minnesota early on, taking a 13-point halftime lead.

The Nets shot 47% from the field while limiting their opponents to 38%. Sophomores Cam Thomas, Day’Rone Sharpe, Kessler Edwards and David Duke Jr. led the way in Brooklyn.

Thomas scored a game-high 26 points, shooting four of eight from 3-point range. Sharpe had a double-double, adding 20 points and 10 rebounds on 8-10 shooting.

Duke Jr. and Edwards combined for 31 points, contributing significantly to the victory. The Brooklyn Nets’ hopes of victory against the Celtics will rest on these four players. They will have to continue their incredible performances.

Key Player – Cam Thomas

NBA Summer League 2022 - Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets
NBA Summer League 2022 – Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets

Second-year guard Cam Thomas could have a big role to play for the Brooklyn Nets in the upcoming season. However, Thomas seems up for the challenge.

The reigning Summer League co-MVP is on course to win the award again. In four games, he averaged a tournament-best 28 points per game. Those numbers suggest Thomas could be vital to Brooklyn finishing the Summer League on a high.

Expected composition of the Brooklyn Nets

g -Cam Thomas | g -David Duke Jr. | F – Gray RaiQuan | F -Kessler Edwards | VS – Day’Rone Sharpe.

Boston Celtics Preview

The Boston Celtics haven’t looked back since losing their Summer League opener. Their tremendous versatility and depth helped them win three straight matches.

In their last game, Boston dominated on both ends of the court. They shot 50 percent from the floor, including 13 triples, while limiting the Grizzlies to 3-20 shots from the arc. The Celtics had six players scoring in double figures.

Rookie JD Davison continued to perform well, adding a game-high 28 points, 10 assists and 3 steals. He shot 9-14 from the floor, including 4-6 from 3-pointers. The Boston Celtics offense was their strength.

Davison and Co. will need to maintain efficiency to keep winning.

Key Player – JD Davison

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – First Round – San Diego

JD Davison struggled with his shot heading into the final game. He averaged 12 points and 7.8 assists per game, shooting 39.5% from the field. His overall game has been impressive and otherwise consistent. The Brooklyn Nets may struggle to contain Davison.

Boston Celtics predicted roster

g -JD Davison | g – Brodric Thomas | F -Justin Jackson | F – Juhann Begarin | VS – Mfiondu Kabengele.

Nets vs Celtics Match Prediction

The Celtics and Nets both have momentum going into this game. However, the Celtics have been the best team in the 2022 Summer League campaign. Boston has the upper hand, making them the favorites to win this contest.

Where to watch Nets vs Celtics

ESPN will broadcast the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics nationally. Fans can stream the game online through NBA League Pass.

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