Boston takes on Portland after Tatum's 60-point performance

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Portland Trail Blazers (35-28, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (34-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Boston takes on the Portland Trail Blazers after Jayson Tatum scored 60 points in the Celtics' 143-140 overtime win over the Spurs.

The Celtics are 21-12 in home games. Boston averages 112.6 points and has outscored opponents by 1.8 points per game.

The Trail Blazers are 19-12 on the road. Portland has a 25-8 record against opponents under .500.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Celtics won 116-115 in the last meeting on April 13. Tatum led Boston with 32 points, and Damian Lillard led Portland with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum is scoring 26.4 points per game and averaging 7.5 rebounds for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 35.8% over the last 10 games for Boston.

Lillard is averaging 28.3 points and 7.5 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jusuf Nurkic is averaging 9.4 rebounds and 12.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 113.7 points, 46.6 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points on 46.7% shooting.

Trail Blazers: 4-6, averaging 117.2 points, 47.5 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113 points on 46.5% shooting.

INJURIES: Celtics: Kemba Walker: out (oblique).

Trail Blazers: Zach Collins: out for season (ankle).

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

The Associated Press