On the surface level, it's nothing more than a contest between two struggling teams. The Brooklyn Nets have used a hot streak to move into the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference, and the C's are quickly falling down in the rankings, even with Rajon Rondo back in the lineup.
But it's so much more than that.
For the first time in his career, Paul Pierce will be using the visiting team's locker room at the Boston Garden. It's not as extreme for Kevin Garnett, but it's still the first time he'll be wearing the wrong colors in Beantown since leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The two Boston legends made a much-publicized move to the Nets this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see how they're received once they're back in town.
Will the Celtics faithful shower down boos on them, forgetting about the contributions they made over the years? Hopefully not, though I suppose there's a slight chance of such a scene unfolding.
But if they remember these 10 moments, the finest ones from the duo's career in green, they'll greet them with a standing ovation that doesn't die down for quite a long time.