*The Celtics have a 17-2 record against the Nets in the New Big Three Era. Since 2007-08, the .895 winning percentage is the best one for the Celtics against any of the NBA teams that they faced at least 10 times in that span.
*Can Jeff Green have another great performance on Thursday night? If he scores at least 15 points against the Nets, he will have his first back-to-back 15-point nights since March 16-18, 2011.
–In Green’s 34 career games in a Celtics uniform, that is the only instance in which he has scored at least 15 points in consecutive games.
*Since being traded by the Celtics in 2002, Joe Johnson has a 14-13 career regular season record against his former team.
–The Joe Johnson Trade (February 20, 2002): Celtics traded Joe Johnson, Randy Brown, Milt Palacio and a 2002 1st round draft pick (Casey Jacobsen) to the Phoenix Suns for Tony Delk and Rodney Rogers.
*The Celtics entered Wednesday’s game with the 3rd best Defensive Rebounding % (.769) in the NBA. They are now 8th with a .747 Defensive Rebounding % after giving up 18 offensive rebounds to the Jazz and grabbing only 29 defensive rebounds of their own.
*The Celtics record on the second night of back-to-backs this season: 2-0 (both on road)
–First night of back-to-backs: 1-2 (all 3 games at home)
–All-Time Games Played–
17. Terry Porter 1,274
18. John Havlicek 1,270
19. Kevin Garnett 1,263 (Garnett needs 8 to move into 18th place)