The Boston Celtics invade the FedExForum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.
The Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've won 10 of their 12 games overall and they will be eager to build on their current five-game win streak after sneaking past the Raptors in a 108-105 road win on Friday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 23 points on nine of 14 shooting, Jayson Tatum added 17 points while Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday scored 14 points each. As a team, the Celtics shot 45 percent from the field and 16 of 46 from the 3-point line as they dominated the second quarter by 39-17 to take a 16-point lead, but they couldn't pull away and needed to close the final 1:30 on a 9-4 run to escape with the narrow victory.
Boston Celtics Team Facts
- The Celtics have won each of their last 22 games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
- The Celtics have covered the spread in 11 of their last 12 games when playing with a rest advantage.
- Seven of the Celtics' last eight night games at FedExForum have gone OVER the total points line.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have won two of their past three games now and they will be eager to build some momentum after blowing past the Spurs in a 120-108 road win last night. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team with 27 points, Desmond Bane added 26 points on eight of 15 shooting while Santi Aldama and Ziaire Williams scored 17 points each. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and fell behind by as many as 19 points, before they dominated the second half by 69-40 to make it look easy in the end.
Memphis Grizzlies Team Facts
- The Grizzlies have lost each of their last eight games following a win.
- The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in each of their last nine games following a win.
- Seven of the last eight games between the Celtics and Grizzlies at FedExForum have gone OVER the total points line.
The Celtics could be shorthanded for this one as Jaylen Brown is currently listeda s questionable, while the Grizzlies are still severely depleted with Ja Morant, Steven Adams, Luke Kennard, Marcus Smart and Xavier Tillman all out. This is a classic case of two teams headed in opposite directions as the Celtics are looking towards another NBA Finals berth, while the Grizzlies are drowning with the list of injuries they're dealing with. The Celtics could be without Brown, but they still have more than enough firepower to get the win and cover against this banged up Grizzlies squad.