Fresh off a 155-104 dismantling of the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics are 4-0, tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the NBA’s best record. They also boast the league’s highest net rating (20.1), they’re manufacturing the most points per 100 possessions (124.8), and they rank in the top five in defensive rating (104.7), per NBA.com.
Up next is a Saturday matchup against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Boston’s mostly been blessed with good health to start the 2023-24 campaign, but center Neemias Queta’s missed the team’s last two games due to right foot soreness.
Ahead of Wednesday’s win over the Pacers at TD Garden, Celtics’ head coach Joe Mazzulla said the 24-year-old from Portugal’s foot injury wasn’t progressing, so the team’s focused on being cautious about his recovery.
Hopefully, that changes soon, and Queta returns to the floor to build off his promising training camp and preseason, averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 11.5 minutes in the latter.