Tatum and the Celtics visit the Pistons

Boston Celtics (37-16, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (14-40, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum leads Boston into a matchup with Detroit. He's fifth in the NBA scoring 30.9 points per game.

The Pistons are 6-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit gives up 119.8 points to opponents and has been outscored by 7.3 points per game.

The Celtics are 21-11 against conference opponents. Boston scores 117.7 points while outscoring opponents by 5.8 points per game.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Celtics won 128-112 in the last matchup on Nov. 10.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bojan Bogdanovic is scoring 21.4 points per game and averaging 3.6 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Tatum is scoring 30.9 points per game with 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 49.2% over the past 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 3-7, averaging 115.4 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.5 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 114.7 points, 47.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.0 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: out (hand), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Cory Joseph: out (back).

Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out for season (knee), Luke Kornet: day to day (ankle), Marcus Smart: out (ankle).


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

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