Tatum and Doncic clash in Boston-Dallas matchup

Dallas Mavericks (9-7, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (13-4, first in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NBA's best scorers, Jayson Tatum and Luka Doncic, meet when Boston and Dallas face off. Tatum is sixth in the NBA averaging 30.2 points per game and Doncic is first in the league averaging 33.5 points per game.

The Celtics have gone 6-1 in home games. Boston is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 14.5 fast break points per game led by Tatum averaging 4.0.

The Mavericks have gone 1-4 away from home. Dallas leads the Western Conference giving up only 105.3 points per game while holding opponents to 47.1% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum is scoring 30.2 points per game with 7.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 48.7% over the past 10 games for Boston.

Doncic is averaging 33.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.9 steals for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 9-1, averaging 121.7 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points per game.

Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 103.8 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.2 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out for season (knee), Robert Williams III: out (knee).

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: day to day (back).

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

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