Jermaine in for C's, Deron Williams, Humphries out for Nets.

The Celtics game tonight against the Nets just got a little bit easier, as the Nets will be without star point guard Deron Williams. They'll also be without Kris Humphries. Mark Mazzeo reports for ESPN New York that Marshon Brooks will start in Williams place. Center Brook Lopez will also not suit up for the Nets.

Also, Jermaine O'Neal looks set to return to the court tonight after sitting out the last game against the Wizards with a hamstring injury, Gary Wasburn reports on twitter. This was the expected return date for Jermaine.

It's hard not to imagine the Celtics getting their fourth win in a row tonight in front of a home crowd, pushing them over .500 for the first time this season. Despite their 0-3 start, the Celtics are still fourth in the Eastern conference. Miami and Chicago are tied at the top, each with a 5-1 record.