Tatum leads Boston against Golden State after 42-point game
Golden State Warriors (23-5, first in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (14-14, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston takes on the Golden State Warriors after Jayson Tatum scored 42 points in the Celtics’ 117-103 win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics are 7-4 in home games. Boston is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 108.3 points while shooting 44.4% from the field.
The Warriors have gone 9-3 away from home. Golden State scores 111.8 points and has outscored opponents by 11.6 points per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum is scoring 26.2 points per game and averaging 8.6 rebounds for the Celtics. Grant Williams is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.
Stephen Curry is averaging 26.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 4-6, averaging 108.4 points, 43.8 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.6 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.2 points per game.
Warriors: 7-3, averaging 107.4 points, 46.6 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.2 points.
INJURIES: Celtics: Bruno Fernando: day to day (back).
Warriors: Klay Thompson: out (right achilles), James Wiseman: out (knee).