*In Doc Rivers’ coaching career against the Celtics in Boston, he is 1-7. –In the only victory (December 30, 2000), Mike Miller was a rookie starter for the Magic. In addition, Hornets coach Monty Williams came off the bench for Orlando.
*Current winning streaks tell the story of Tuesday’s game. –The Nets have lost their last 6 games at home. The only team to lose more games in a row at home in 2013-14: the Knicks (7). –The Celtics own the longest current winning streak in the NBA (3 games).
*The Knicks became the first team to win consecutive games by 30 points this season. –In addition, the last time that an NBA squad did that on back-to-back days was 2011 by the Bulls. –Only one team has ever won 3 straight games by 30 points each (Suns in 1971).
*Even after giving up 8-of-17 shooting from 3-point distance to the Bucks on Saturday, the Celtics are still giving up only 32.2% from downtown (lowest in the league) and 5.3 made 3-pointers per game (also the fewest).