Celtics look for back-to-back wins when they welcome the Nuggets to Boston

The Boston Celtics look to win back-to-back games during their recent rebuilding effort after last night’s victory at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley lifted the Celtics to the road win, led by Sullinger’s 22 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, while Bradley had 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting.

Boston (17-30) returns home to the TD Garden to face Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets (19-30) on Wednesday night. The Nuggets lost for the 10th time in 11 games after they fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Tuesday and are currently in third place in the Northwest Division.

According to TiqIQ.com, the Boston Celtics tickets vs. Denver average $38, while the get-in price is as low as $7. Denver fans can find hotels near TD Garden from $113 on Hipmunk.com to see Kenneth Faried return to the lineup from illness and try to secure their eighth road victory of the season.

Last night against the Knicks, Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart was in the starting lineup for the first time since December 27th and the move paid immediate dividends. Smart had 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Smart, known for his defensive skills, will have his hands full with Ty Lawson, Denver’s shifty point guard, who is averaging 16.3 points per game and 10 assists.
This will be a great opportunity for the Celtics to win consecutive games for the second time since December 20th. They had a pair of road wins January 22nd and 23rd, with one of those victories coming against the Nuggets.

The Nuggets have struggled away from home of late, losing 12 of their last 15 on the road, four straight overall, and in addition have dropped 20 of their last 23 in Boston.