It's an inter-conference matchup as Boston Celtics host Dallas Mavericks in the NBA 2019-20 regular season at TD Garden. Following Los Angeles Lakers' 104-113 defeat to Toronto Raptors, Celtic currently boasts the best winning streak across both the conferences. The Cs will go into this home encounter against the Mavericks looking to extend its 7-game winning run. They are sitting atop in the East with a 7-1 record.
Meanwhile, Dallas Mavericks are 6-3 in the season and come into this match on the back of a huge performance on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies as they won the encounter 122-138 at FedEx Forum. Luka Doncic had a double-double, scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds in the match. Mavericks will look to get another win on the road what would be their best performance of the season.
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Venue: TD Garden
Timing: Tuesday, November 12, 06:00 AM
Luka Doncic: The reigning rookie of the year, Luka Doncic has started the current season in great fashion, performing like a potential MVP. In fact, the 20-year-old Slovenian has six double-doubles in the first nine games.
Kemba Walker: The 29-year-old is the leading scorer for the Celtics this season. He is averaging 24.5 points per game and has scored more than 20 points in six of the last seven matches.
Jayson Tatum: he is leading the team with 1.8 steals per game, and is second on the list with 21.3 points per game.
Kristaps Porzingis: He is averaging 20.1 points per game, and is the 2nd best player for Dallas this season.
The Celtics have been dealt a huge blow after it was confirmed that Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured hand against San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. He is out indefinitely.
Enes Kanter has been upgraded to questionable ahead of this match, which means, the Turkish superstar will be monitored before the match.
Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis was allowed a day off against Memphis Grizzlies. The 24-year-old should start the game at TD Garde against the host. Mavericks have a clean bill of health.
PF: Jayson Tatum
SF: Grant Williams
C: Daniel Theis
PG: Jaylen Brown
SG: Kemba Walker
PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
SF: Maxi Kleber
C: Boban Marjanovic
PG: Luka Doncic
SG: Seth Curry
Celtics: Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, Brad Wanamaker, Javonte Green, Carsen Edwards, Semi Ojeleye
Mavericks: Dwight Powell, Justin Jackson, Delon Wright, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jalen Brunson, Ryan Broekhoff
Boston Celtics are 3-0 in home games this season, while the Mavericks are 4-0 on the roads. This is really going to be a fascinating battler but the Greens are at home and will feed off the energy of the home supporters.