Tatum and Boston visit Jokic and the Nuggets
Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and Jayson Tatum meet when Denver takes on Boston. Jokic ranks ninth in the NBA with an average of 26.1 points per game and Tatum ranks eighth in the league with an average of 26.8 points per game.
The Nuggets went 20-13 in home games. Denver is 20-17 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Celtics are 19-16 on the road. Boston is 3-8 in games decided by less than 4 points.
The teams are playing each other for the second time this season. The Celtics won the last meeting 108-102 on February 12, with Tatum scoring 24 points in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Nuggets. Nah’Shon Hyland is averaging 14.1 points and 4.3 assists in Denver’s last 10 games.
Tatum is averaging 26.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.0 points over Boston’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaged 117.2 points, 44.9 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 115.2 points per game.
Celtics: 8-2, averaged 113.0 points, 44.7 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 104.1 points.