The Boston Celtics look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Boston is second in the Atlantic division at 43-28 and one game behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics defeated the Sacramento Kings 126-97 on Friday. Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, and Jaylen Brown chipped in with 30 points. Boston has won seven of its last nine.
Jayson Tatum is leading Boston in scoring with an average of 26.7 points per game, while Robert Williams III is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.7 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is the second leading scorer with an average of 22.9 points per game and one of six players for Boston averaging double-figures in scoring.
Denver looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Boston on Sunday. The Nuggets are second in the Northwest division at 42-29 and 2 ½ games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Denver was defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 on Friday. Nikola Jokic scored 32 points to lead Denver. However, the Nuggets were careless with the ball, turning it over 19 times, while Cleveland committed only 11 turnovers.
Nikola Jokic is leading Denver in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 26.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. Will Barton is the second leading scorer with an average of 14.8 points per game and one of five players for Denver averaging double-figures in scoring. The Nuggets are scoring an average of 111.4 points per game, while shooting 47.8% overall and 35.2% from 3-point territory.