"They played great (Tuesday), played hard," said the newly acquired Chandler, who averaged 20.5 points in his last two games with the Knicks. "They have a lot of good players here. I'm happy to be here ..."
Denver was without Anthony in a 105-89 loss at Boston on Dec. 8, and could again have difficulty scoring against a Celtics team that has allowed 88.1 points in its last 15 games -- 3.1 below its league-best average.
The Nuggets, whose 107.8 points per game rank first in the league, are 3-13 when they score less than 100.
Lawson had a season-high 24 points Dec. 8. Chandler, Gallinari and Felton combined for 64 points in a 118-116 loss to Boston on Dec. 15.
While the Nuggets have lost three of four to the Celtics by an average of 22.7 points, they've won five of the last six matchups at home.
Boston (41-14) began a four-game trip with a 115-93 win over Golden State on Tuesday thanks to solid second-half effort. After going into halftime tied at 60, the Celtics outscored the Warriors by 22 over the final two quarters for their third consecutive win.
"You lose the first game (after the All Star break), you kind of lose your momentum and then you're battling uphill," forward Paul Pierce said. "So it's kind of good to get that first one and keep that momentum."
Pierce scored 23 points Tuesday while Garnett had 24 -- his highest output since scoring 26 on Nov. 26. Garnett added 12 rebounds and six assists, while Rajon Rondo had 19 points and 15 assists.
Ray Allen scored 28 points against the Nuggets in December and has averaged 24.9 -- his most against any team -- in 31 career games versus Denver.