In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Celtics beat Cleveland 119-113 on the road. The Cavs have been in a slump losing all of their last 5 games.
In their last game, Gordon Hayward had a huge game with 39 points (17-of-20 from the field), 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Daniel Theis contributed 5 points (2-of-7 FG), 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Contributors for the Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson contributed 19 points (7-of-15 shooting), and 13 rebounds (8 offensive). Collin Sexton had 21 points (6-of-15 shooting) and Kevin Love contributed 17 points (7-of-14 from the field) and 9 rebounds.
The Celtics are coming off a 108-95 home win over the Denver Nuggets. Kemba Walker contributed 19 points (8-of-16 FG). Jaylen Brown contributed 21 points (8-of-15 from the field) and 7 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum had a great all-around performance with 26 points (10-of-19 shooting), 5 assists and 7 rebounds. The Cavaliers will try to rebound from a 94-141 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, a game in which Kevin Love contributed 6 points (2-of-7 FG) and 7 rebounds. Kemba Walker is a must watch averaging 23.8 points per game.
Both teams are expected to be at full strength with no notable injuries. The Cavs will be playing their second game in two nights. The Celtics will try to use their strong defense (ranked No. 7 in the league in blocks) to their advantage against the Cavaliers to get the win.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.