Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics
NBA Basketball: Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm (VISA Athletic Center)
The Line: Boston Celtics -6 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA preseason action at VISA Athletic Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for another scrimmage victory after upsetting the Utah Jazz in their first contest. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.6 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look for a bounce back showing after losing their scrimmage opener to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.2 points and 4.9 assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics just got outplayed by a young OKC team that wants to push the pace a bit and has several guys who are used to this environment playing in the G League and Summer League. You can say the same about the Phoenix Suns, as they're a young club that wants to push the pace offensively and has tons of players who came up through smaller leagues where they played in front of limited fans and it was just about basketball. The Suns look way too comfortable against the Utah Jazz their first time out. The Boston Celtics are also a team that has a deep playoff run on their mind, so these games are just about getting guys in shape and back in the swing of things. The Suns need wins to build their confidence.
We cashed on the first Suns game. I'll take them and the points again here.