The NBA rookie scoring race is back on track with the Brooklyn Nets leading the way in rookie points, averaging a league-leading 30.1 per game.
Brooklyn has a chance to make history in the season’s second round of the playoffs, with the Nets winning the Atlantic Division title by beating the Brooklyn 76ers 101-92 on Friday night.
The Nets have the top rookie scoring advantage at 24.6 points per game, but the Cavaliers have the second-best rookie scoring edge at 22.9.
The Celtics, meanwhile, are averaging 24.1 points and shooting a league best 51.5 percent from the field.
The first-round series between the teams is the first between Boston and Brooklyn since the 1994-95 season.
Both teams entered the season with playoff hopes.
The Nets entered with a 5-7 record, the Cavaliers had a 4-13 record.
The NBA will release its rookie scoring rankings on Wednesday.
The league will also release its second-round rookie rankings on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers lead the way for rookie scoring at 30.2 per game and the Nets are in first place in the rookie scoring standings at 21.9 points per contest.
Boston leads the rookie-led rookie scoring average at 25.0 points per night.
Cleveland has a 1.8-point lead in the league.
The Celtics have scored 30 or more points in seven of their last eight games and are averaging 30.0 and shooting 57.4 percent in those games.
The Cavs have scored at least 30 points in nine of their previous 10 games and have shot 50.6 percent in their last five games.
The Cavs have a 13-3 record in their past 17 games, while the Nets have a 15-4 mark.
The top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers have won five straight home games against teams in the top 10 of the rookie standings.
The Brooklyn Nets have won eight straight home regular-season games against opponents in the NBA’s top-three seedings.
The Brooklyn Nets are the only team with an undefeated record in the East.