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Boston Celtics (8-6)


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Celtics' stuggling defense looks to stop surging Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics look to emerge from their first prolonged losing streak of the season when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

The Celtics have dropped three straight, a stretch during which they have been without star forward Jayson Tatum as he recovers from COVID-19. Tatum was considered 50-50 to play in the team's last game, a 122-110 setback against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

The contest was Boston's second defeat at division rival Philadelphia in three nights. Jaylen Brown had 42 points and nine rebounds during the losing effort on Friday, though he lamented his defensive play postgame.

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Leaders
Points: Jaylen Brown26.9
Rebounds: Tristan Thompson8.3
Assists: Marcus Smart5.6
FG%: Daniel Theis62.7%
Steals: Kemba Walker2.00
Blocks: Tacko Fall2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.9 (15)
Rebounds: 42.6 (7)
Assists: 22.1 (1)
FG%: 46.9% (20)
FT%: 78.9% (26)
3P%: 36.4% (13)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.6 (18)
Rebounds: 44.1 (17)
Assists: 22.6 (24)
FG%: 46.7% (13)
FT%: 74.3% (22)
3P%: 36.8% (12)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 12 5 .706 --
Boston 8 6 .571 2.5
Brooklyn 10 8 .556 2.5
New York 8 9 .471 4.0
Toronto 6 9 .400 5.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/19/2020 Amile Jefferson Waived
12/15/2020 Amile Jefferson Signed as Free Agent
11/30/2020 Jeff Teague Signed as Free Agent
11/30/2020 Tristan Thompson Signed as Free Agent
11/25/2020 Jayson Tatum Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/9/2021 Jayson Tatum Health and safety protocols
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