Boston Celtics (0-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (1-1, seventh in the Western Conference)Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: The Houston Rockets take on the Boston Celtics in a non-conference matchup.Houston finished 17-55 overall a season ago while going 9-27 at home. The Rockets gave up 116.7 points per game while committing 19.8 fouls last season.Boston finished 35-36 overall with a 15-21 record on the road last season. The Celtics averaged 7.7 steals, 5.3 blocks a
After dominating the host Boston Celtics on Friday, the Toronto Raptors hope to continue their success on Saturday night against the visiting Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors, who lost a dud in their season opener Wednesday against the visiting Washington Wizards, rebounded by humiliating the Celtics 115-83. The Mavericks will be seeking redemption of their own after dropping their first game of the season 113-87 to the host Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.
Scottie Barnes, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft out of Florida State University, tallied 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors as they defeated the Celtics, 115-83. Precious Achiuwa added 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Raptors in the victory, while Jayson Tatum tallied 18 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Celtics in the losing effort. The Raptors improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Celtics fall to 0-2.