Boston Celtics (26-12, 1st Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (22-16, 4th Western Conference)
Dallas; Thursday, 7:30 PM EST
Bottom line: Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum meet when Dallas hosts Boston.
The Mavericks are 15-5 on their home court. Dallas has 7 wins and 5 losses in games where he has 3 points or less.
The Celtics are 11-7 away. Boston is third in the Eastern Conference, with 34.4 defenses per game he has rebounds and Tatum is leading with a 7.0 average.
The teams will meet for the second time this season. In the final matchup on November 24, the Celtics won his 125-112 with Tatum scoring his 37 points. Meanwhile, Doncic scored his 42 points with the Mavericks.
Top performer: Doncic averaged 2.9 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, scoring 34.3 points and shooting 35.9%. Christian Wood has averaged 17.7 points while shooting 52.2% over his last 10 games for Dallas.
Tatum is averaging 30.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown has averaged 27.2 points over his last 10 games for Boston.
Last 10 games: Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 116.7 points, 39.6 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.0 steals, 5.1 blocks, 48.2% shooting percentage. Opponents are scoring an average of 111.2 points per game.
Celtics: 5-5, averaging 116.5 points, 47.0 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 7.4 steals, 5.5 blocks, 44.8% shooting percentage. Opponents are scoring an average of 115.9 points.
Injuries: Mavericks: Maxi Clever: out (hamstring), Josh Greene: out (elbow), Dorian Phinney Smith: out (adductor).
Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out of season (knee), Robert Williams III: out (knee).
The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.