Boston hosts Utah after Horton-Tucker's 41-point game

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Utah Jazz (36-40, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (53-24, second in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT


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BOTTOM LINE: Utah faces the Boston Celtics after Talen Horton-Tucker scored 41 points in the Jazz's 128-117 win against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Celtics have gone 28-9 in home games. Boston ranks second in the league with 35.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum averaging 7.8.

The Jazz have gone 14-24 away from home. Utah is 12-9 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.9 turnovers per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Jazz won 118-117 in the last matchup on March 19.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum is averaging 30.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 29.7 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

Kelly Olynyk is scoring 12.2 points per game and averaging 5.9 rebounds for the Jazz. Ochai Agbaji is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 7-3, averaging 123.0 points, 45.2 rebounds, 28.0 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.

Jazz: 5-5, averaging 118.6 points, 48.9 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 4.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.7 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out (knee), Payton Pritchard: out (heel).

Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Kelly Olynyk: day to day (illness), Lauri Markkanen: out (hand), Rudy Gay: out (back), Jordan Clarkson: out (finger).


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

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