NBA Preview: Celtics vs. Raptors
Home: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Away: Toronto Raptors (53-19)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 6:30 PM ET
Pascal Siakam will lead Toronto against Jayson Tatum and Boston on Thursday.
In their last time out the Raptors fell to Boston by a score of 102-99. OG Anunoby led the way, scoring 20 points while chipping in seven rebounds.
In their last game, the Celtics won versus Toronto, 102-99. Jayson Tatum paved the way, scoring 34 points while recording eight rebounds and six assists.
Raptors Stat Leaders
Scoring: Pascal Siakam, 22.9 ppg
Rebounds: Serge Ibaka, 8.2 rpg
Assists: Kyle Lowry, 7.5 apgOverview: Pascal Siakam powers the Raptors offense, Siakam posted a line of 22.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the season. Kyle Lowry is another player to watch for Toronto, Lowry averaged 19.4 points and 7.5 assists on the year.
Celtics Stat Leaders
Scoring: Jayson Tatum, 23.4 ppg
Rebounds: Enes Kanter, 7.4 rpg
Assists: Marcus Smart, 4.9 apgOverview: The Celtics biggest impact player on offense is Jayson Tatum who averaged 23.4 points and seven rebounds during the regular season. Kemba Walker is another player who figures to make an impact for Boston, Walker averaged 20.4 points on the year.
Season Stats Comparison
|Toronto Raptors||Boston Celtics|
|55%||Points In Paint Pct||55%|
|46%||Field Goals Pct||46%|
|37%||Three Points Pct||36%|
|80%||Free Throws Pct||80%|