Nets' Day’Ron Sharpe will return against Celtics after missing 15 games due to a left knee hyperextension. Cameron Johnson won't play first of two games against Boston due to adductor issue. Ben Simmons scored a season-high 13 points against San Antonio, gradually gaining confidence after injury. Knicks facing frontcourt injuries affecting their strengths, hoping to cope in upcoming games. Bojan Bogdanovic impressed with Knicks' atmosphere and support during his debut at Madison Square Garden.

By the Numbers
  • Nets' Day’Ron Sharpe missed 15 games due to left knee hyperextension
  • Ben Simmons scored a season-high 13 points against San Antonio
State of Play
  • Day’Ron Sharpe returning for Nets against Celtics
  • Cameron Johnson sidelined for first game against Boston
Bottom Line

Nets' Sharpe returns, Simmons gains confidence post-injury, Knicks dealing with frontcourt challenges, and Bogdanovic impressed with Knicks' atmosphere.