NBA Preview: Raptors vs. Celtics
Home: Toronto Raptors (53-19)
Away: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Friday at 9:00 PM ET
Jayson Tatum will lead Boston against Pascal Siakam and Toronto on Friday.
The Celtics are coming off a loss to Toronto. Jaylen Brown led them in scoring with 31 points while also contributing 16 rebounds and two assists.
In their last time out, the Raptors were victorious versus Boston, 125-122. Kyle Lowry paved the way, scoring 33 points while recording eight rebounds and six assists.
Celtics Stat Leaders
Scoring: Jayson Tatum, 23.4 ppg
Rebounds: Enes Kanter, 7.4 rpg
Assists: Marcus Smart, 4.9 apgOverview: Jayson Tatum powers the Celtics offense, Tatum put up a line of 23.4 points and seven rebounds during the season. Kemba Walker is another player who figures to make an impact for Boston, Walker averaged 20.4 points and 4.8 assists on the year.
Raptors Stat Leaders
Scoring: Pascal Siakam, 22.9 ppg
Rebounds: Serge Ibaka, 8.2 rpg
Assists: Kyle Lowry, 7.5 apgOverview: The Raptors biggest impact player on offense is Pascal Siakam who averaged 22.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the regular season. Kyle Lowry is another player who figures to make an impact for Toronto, Lowry averaged 19.4 points on the year.
Season Stats Comparison
|Boston Celtics||Toronto Raptors|
|55%||Points In Paint Pct||55%|
|46%||Field Goals Pct||46%|
|36%||Three Points Pct||37%|
|80%||Free Throws Pct||79%|