The Boston Celtics complete a back to back on Monday when visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder after playing on the road against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Boston is second in the Atlantic division at 43-28 and one game behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. Boston defeated the Sacramento Kings 126-97 on Friday. Jayson Tatum scored 32 points for the Celtics. Boston won its second straight and seventh in the last eight.
Jayson Tatum is leading Boston in scoring with an average of 26.8 points per game and Jaylen Brown is the second leading scorer with an average of 23.0 points per game. Robert Williams III is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.6 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 assists per game. Boston is scoring an average of 109.7 points per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will also complete a back to back on Monday when hosting Boston after playing on the road Sunday against the Orlando Magic. Oklahoma City is last in the Northwest division at 20-50 and 24 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City was defeated by the Miami Heat 120-108 on Friday. The Thunder have lost each of their last eight.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with an average of 24.4 points per game, while Darius Bazley is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.4 rebounds per game. Gilgeous-Alexander is the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 assists per game. Oklahoma City is scoring an average of 103.1 points per game, while shooting 42.6% overall and 31.6% from three-point territory.