The Boston Celtics have just one game before Friday while the other teams in the Atlantic Division have to play two games during the same span.
The C's play host to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday at the TD Garden. Boston is 11-9 on the season and 3.5 games back of the Knicks in the very competitive Atlantic Division.
The Knicks will play the Nets at the Barclays Center on Tuesday and will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
After the Nets play the Knicks on Tuesday, Brooklyn will travel to Canada to face the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors will play the Trail Blazers in Portland on Monday before returning home to host the Nets.
The 76ers host the Detroit Pistons on Monday and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Boston defeated the Sixers, 92-79, in their last game of the weekend on Saturday at the TD Garden.
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