Where: Toyota Center
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9:30 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA matchup to consider when the Boston Celtics meet the Houston Rockets for game one of their two-game season series. The Celtics are 37-15 this season and enter this matchup hoping to continue a seven-game winning streak. The Rockets are 33-20 this season and would like to end a two-game losing streak when they host Boston.
Celtics Seven Game Winning StreakThe Celtics have won nine of their last ten games and if the regular season were to end today, Boston would be the third seed in the Eastern Conference and is eight games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Tuesday marks game two of a two-game road trip and the Celtics are 15-10 on the road this season.
Boston scores 112.7 points while allowing 105.5 points per game and is shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from downtown and 80.1 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Celtics have five players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star forward Jayson Tatum. Tatum scores an average of 22.2 points per game with 6.9 caroms and 2.9 assists per game. Tatum drains 38.7 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 26 points with 11 rebounds in the Celtics road win over Oklahoma City.
Rockets Two Game Losing StreakThe Rockets have won three of their last five games and are seven games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference. Tuesday marks game two of a two-game homestand and Houston is 18-8 at Toyota Center this season.
Houston scores 118.2 points while allowing 114.6 points per game and is shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from downtown and 78.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Rockets have seven players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard James Harden. Harden scores an average of 35.2 points per game with 6.5 caroms and leads the Rockets with 7.3 assists per game. Harden drains 35.6 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 28 points with ten rebounds and ten assists in the Rockets home loss to Utah.