The Celtics come into this game with two wins in a row. They beat the Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 88-87 in their previous opening game. Jayson Tatum was the MVP of the game as he scored 26 points and racked up 16 goals. The win has helped team C improve their 12-10 record for the season, and they are eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, Jazz is also on a 2-match winning streak. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 129-107 in their final game. Donovan Mitchell led with 30 points, while Rudy Gobert finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Utah maintained their third-seeded spot in the West, improving on a 14-7 record.
Boston Celtics Injury Report
The Boston Celtics have ruled out Jaylen Brown with a hamstring injury.
Jazz Utah Injury Report
Utah Jazz dismissed Udoka Azubuike because of an ankle injury, while they listed Trent Forrest as questionable due to a non-COVID illness.
Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz: Predicted Lineups
The Boston Celtics have started Dennis Schroder in the past in the absence of Jaylen Brown and will likely continue that pattern in the game against the Utah Jazz. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams will all keep their positions.
Josh Richardson, Enes Freedom and Grant Williams are likely to play the most minutes on the bench.
Utah Jazz is likely to continue with the preferred starting lineup including Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert.
Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles and Rudy Gay are expected to add motivation when coming off the bench. This trio will likely play the most minutes of any reserve team.
Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz: Start 5 Seconds
Protect points – Dennis Schroder | Guard – Smart Marcus | Small progress – Jayson Tatum | Power Forward – Al Horford | Center – Robert Williams.
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Protect points – Mike Conley | Guard – Donovan Mitchell | Small progress – Bojan Bogdanovic | Power Forward – Royce O’Neale | Center – Rudy Gobert.
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