Tatum and Boston ready for a game against Washington


Boston Celtics (23-24, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (23-23, 9th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics visit the Washington Wizards. Tatum ranks 10th in the NBA with an average of 25.2 points per game.

The Wizards are 16-15 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 108.2 points and 46.9 percent shooting from the field.

The Celtics are 16-13 in conference play. Boston is 12-17 against teams over .500.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Wizards won the last game 115-112 in overtime on October 30, with Bradley Beal scoring 36 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Beal is scoring 23.7 points per game with 4.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.6 points and 11.7 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent over the last 10 games for Washington.

Tatum averaging 2.5 made 3 points per game for the Celtics, scoring 25.2 points while shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc. Jaylen Brown is shooting 45.6 percent and averaging 23.4 points over Boston’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 5-5, averaged 114.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 5.2 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 113.0 points per game.

Celtics: 5-5, averaging 104.5 points, 43.5 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 7.0 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 101.5 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Kyle Kuzma: out (neck spasms).

Celtics: PJ Dozier: out (ACL), Bol Bol: out (foot), Aaron Nesmith: out (ankle), Marcus Smart: out (reconditioning).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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