Opening Up The Files On The Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: Game Preview vs Kings (Game 19, 11/25/22)

The Boston Celtics will host the Sacramento Kings at the TD Garden tonight, as two of the hottest offenses in the NBA share the court in Boston for a Friday night post-Thanksgiving Day matchup.

Let’s “open up the files” on the Celtics’ 19th game of the season Vs. the Kings. 

The Kings are coming off a snapped seven-game winning streak after taking a loss to the Atlanta Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday.

On the other hand, the Celtics won their last game 125-112 over the Dallas Mavericks after dropping the game prior in Chicago.

Boston and Sacramento have been two of the best teams in the league over the last 10 games, the C’s have gone 9-1 while the Kings have gone 8-2 and done so quite impressively.

The Kings (1st) and the Celtics (2nd) have the top two scoring and productive offenses in the league right now:

Points Per Game

– SAC: 120 (1st)

– BOS: 119.7 (2nd)

Assists Per Game

– SAC: 28.1 (4th)

– BOS: 26.7 (11th)

Field Goal Percentage

– SAC: 49.6 (1st)

– BOS: 48.7 (6th)

3-Point Percentage

– BOS: 39.5 (3rd)

– SAC: 37.3 (10th)

Offensive Rating

– BOS: 118.8

– SAC: 116.8

Boston has an MVP front runner in Jayson Tatum (30.6 ppg) paired with one of the best two-way players and No. 2 in the league who’s looking like an All-Star through the first quarter of the season in Jaylen Brown (25.6 ppg).

Sacramento put together an impressive lineup built around the three-headed group of De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, and Domantas Sabonis, who is a walking double-double and second on the team in assists with 6.2 per game. 

The Celtics bench is one of the best in the league, shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from behind the arc. Boston’s bench has carried the Celtics to victories this season and have pulled them out of some deep holes the starters found themselves in. Ranks second in the league. 

The Kings have themselves a bench that ranks at the top of the league similarly to the Celtics, shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the arc. Ranks fourth in the league.

This game will be a true battle of high powered offenses. There shouldn’t be any surprises if Tatum and Brown combine for another 60+ points tonight on this Kings team allowing 116.8 points per game to their opponents.

The Celtics and Kings hit the court tonight at 8:00 PM at the TD Garden.

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Photo Credit: Randall Benton, AP Photo


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