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Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns: Match Prediction, Injury Report & How to watch | 30 December 2021

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NBA Matchup: Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns

Date: 31 December 2021

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Boston Celtics will host the Phoenix Suns as both these teams go head to head for the second time in the 2021-22 NBA season. In their last matchup, The Valley Boys took the 111-90 victory as seven players scored in double digits.

Boston Celtics season so far

The Boston Celtics have had a turbulent season so far as the tenth seed in the eastern conference. In the last ten games, the Celtics have a 3-7 record while averaging 105.1 points, 46.0 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Defensively, Boston has allowed 107.1 points on an average per game.

 

The Celtics are led by the incredible Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 25.6 points per game and averaging 8.6 rebounds while shooting 41.7% from the field and 32.9% from the three-point line. With Tatum, Jaylen Brown has been great for Boston as he is averaging 25.9 points with 6.3 rebounds 3.3 assists in the last ten games. 

Phoenix Suns season so far

The Phoenix Suns have had another incredible season as they are tied for the number one seed alongside the Warriors. Both teams have a record of 27-7 in the western conference. Suns in the last ten games have won seven games while scoring 112.8 points, 48.0 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Defensively, the Valley Boys are ranked third in the league as they have allowed 103.0 points per game.

 

The Suns are led by the incredible guard play of Devin Booker while averaging 23.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists. In this span, he is shooting 42.8% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game. Cameron Johnson has also been great for Phoenix as he is shooting 49.5% and averaging 14.7 points over the last 10 games.

Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Match Prediction

Phoenix Suns are clear favourites to win this game against the Boston Celtics. The Suns dominate Boston both offensively and defensively as they have the second-best offence and the third-best defence in the league. Whereas the Celtics have the ninth-best defence and the 17th-best offence. The Valley Boys have also defeated the Celtics in their first matchup of the 2021-22 season, giving the Phoenix Suns an upper hand in this matchup. 

Injury Report

Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart – Hand – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Dennis Schroder – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Jayson Tatum – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
Aaron Nesmith – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
C.J. Miles – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Bruno Fernando – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Enes Kanter – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31

Phoenix Suns

Elfrid Payton – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Abdel Nader – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Dec 31
Deandre Ayton – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 2
Jae Crowder – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 2
Frank Kaminsky – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 10
Dario Saric – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Apr 1

How to watch Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns?

The Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns game will be telecast nationally on ESPN and locally on Bally Sports Arizona and NBC Sports Boston. All league games can also be streamed on the NBA League Pass.

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