Dallas Mavericks (24-21, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (23-24, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks visit the Boston Celtics. Doncic is fourth in the NBA averaging 28.5 points per game.
The Celtics are 13-8 in home games. Boston ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 46.7 points per game in the paint led by Jaylen Brown averaging 10.2.
The Mavericks are 13-11 on the road. Dallas is ninth in the Western Conference scoring 112.2 points per game and is shooting 47.1%.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Mavericks won 110-107 in the last matchup on Feb. 23. Doncic led Dallas with 31 points, and Brown led Boston with 29 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kemba Walker leads the Celtics averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 18.2 points per game while shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 43.8% over the last 10 games for Boston.
Kristaps Porzingis leads the Mavericks with 8.9 rebounds and averages 20.4 points. Maxi Kleber is averaging 5.9 rebounds and 9 points per game over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 4-6, averaging 114.8 points, 45.3 rebounds, 25 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112 points on 45.9% shooting.
Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 113.1 points, 43.7 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points on 45.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Celtics: Tristan Thompson: out (health and safety protocols), Jaylen Brown: out (hip), Romeo Langford: out (health and safety protocols), Semi Ojeleye: out (side).
Mavericks: JJ Redick: out (heel), Tyrell Terry: out (personal), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (health and safety protocols).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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