Top scorers meet in Golden State-Boston matchup

Boston Celtics (21-5, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (13-13, 10th in the Western Conference)

San Francisco; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum meet when Golden State takes on Boston. Curry is fifth in the NBA averaging 30.0 points per game and Tatum is fourth in the league averaging 30.5 points per game.

The Warriors are 11-2 on their home court. Golden State leads the league with 29.7 assists per game led by Draymond Green averaging 7.0.

The Celtics are 10-3 on the road. Boston ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 27.1 assists per game led by Marcus Smart averaging 7.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Curry is shooting 43.2% from beyond the arc with 5.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Warriors, while averaging 30 points, 6.6 rebounds and seven assists. Jordan Poole is averaging 18.3 points and 4.3 assists over the past 10 games for Golden State.

Tatum is shooting 48.0% and averaging 30.5 points for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 6-4, averaging 117.9 points, 43.9 rebounds, 30.5 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points per game.

Celtics: 8-2, averaging 121.8 points, 43.0 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points.

INJURIES: Warriors: Andrew Wiggins: out (adductor), Draymond Green: day to day (hip), Andre Iguodala: out (hip), Stephen Curry: day to day (ankle).

Celtics: Al Horford: out (health and safety protocols), Danilo Gallinari: out for season (knee), Robert Williams III: out (knee).


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

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