The Boston Celtics play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Monday evening. This marks the third and final game of a home stand for the Celtics (16-5) where they have gone 2-0, with wins over the Heat and Nuggets. The Celtics remain undefeated at home, with a 9-0 record. They have won six of their last 10 games, including their last three in a row. The Celtics are averaging 110.7 points per game and are holding their opponents to 103.5 points per game, which is third lowest in the league. They are averaging 8.6 steals per game and limiting themselves to 12.5 turnovers per game, which is second fewest in the league. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points, 5.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.2 points and team highs with 7.0 points and 1.4 steals per game, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers (5-17) have dropped six in a row and are 1-9 in their last 10 games. They have lost five straight on the road and are 2-8 on the road. Collin Sexton leads the Cavs with 17.7 points per game. Kevin Love is averaging 16.1 points and a team-high 10.5 rebounds. Tristan Thompson is averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a team-high 1.2 blocks per game. Jordan Clarkson gives the Cavs a boost off the bench, with 13.5 points per game. The Cavs are averaging 102.9 points per game, which the second fewest the league. They are shooting 43.2 percent from the field, which is third fewest in the league. They are giving up an average of 113.2 points per game.
December 10, 2019