Boston Celtics (13-11, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (12-12, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum leads Boston into a matchup with Los Angeles. He ranks ninth in the league averaging 25.2 points per game.
The Lakers are 8-7 in home games. Los Angeles ranks fifth in the NBA with 46.3 rebounds led by Anthony Davis averaging 10.0.
The Celtics are 7-7 in road games. Boston is sixth in the Eastern Conference scoring 108.9 points per game and is shooting 44.3%.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Celtics won 130-108 in the last matchup on Nov. 20. Tatum led the Celtics with 37 points, and Davis led the Lakers with 31 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Davis is averaging 24.4 points, 10 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 blocks for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.0 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
Tatum is averaging 25.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Celtics. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.0 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 4-6, averaging 113.7 points, 46.0 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points per game.
Celtics: 6-4, averaging 111.2 points, 47.1 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points.
INJURIES: Lakers: Trevor Ariza: out (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee).
Celtics: Jaylen Brown: day to day (hamstring), Romeo Langford: day to day (ankle), Al Horford: day to day (back).
The Associated Press