A Jayson Tatum-driven On Friday of the NBA 2022-23 regular season, Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets. The Boston Celtics are set to play host to LaMelo Ball’s Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden. They rank the Celtics first in the Eastern Conference standings after winning 39 of their first 55 games, while the Hornets have held onto the 14th spot with a 15-41 record. The Hornets, who are now on a five-game losing run, have dropped seven games in their previous ten NBA games, compared to six wins for the Celtics, who have won their last two games. While Charlotte has won eight of their 32 road games thus far this season, Boston has lost seven of its last 28 home games. Also Read: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction and Injury Report
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets have been a shambling all season and have lost their last 5 games by an average score of 10.2 points. These are two teams that are going in separate directions. At home, the Boston Celtics triumph by an average of nine points. There are a lot of people here, but I don’t trust the Hornets. It’s Celtics for me. Also Read: NBA trade deadline blockbuster: Nets deal Kevin Durant to Suns
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Injury Report
Boston Celtics :
Tatum is currently battling a non-COVID ailment and is now regarded as questionable for Friday’s game despite appearing fine in Boston’s 106-99 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Given that the Hornets are one of the weakest teams in the NBA right now and that the Celtics want to give their top player a night off, this would be the matchup to do it in. This is especially important given that the player is currently ill.
On the other hand, Jaylen Brown has already been declared ineligible for Friday’s contest. He took a vicious elbow from Tatum on Wednesday against the Sixers, and as a result, he fractured his face. He will now likely be sidelined until the All-Star break. Marcus Smart will join Brown on the sidelines as Smart continues his recovery from a right ankle sprain. Smart is the current defensive player of the year.
Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams III, Al Horford, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum
Cody Martin (knee) will not play against the Celtics on Friday. Due to a painful left knee, Martin will miss his 13th straight game on Friday. The game against Denver on Saturday will be his next opportunity to play.
Kelly Oubre Jr.
According to the Charlotte Hornets, guard Kelly Oubre Jr. had surgery last month to repair a torn ligament in his left hand. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Oubre has been suffering with a ruptured ligament in his left hand all season and will be out for four to six weeks. With a career-high 20.2 points per game average, Oubre is also averaging six rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 42.3% overall and 36.9% on three-pointers.
Charlotte Hornets: Cody Martin, Reggie Jackson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Kelly Oubre Jr.
Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Match Details
|Date||Friday, 10th feb|
|Time||7:30 p.m (EST)|
Head to Head:
|Boston Celtics||Charlotte Hornets|
|In the last, 10 matches, Celtics have dominated with 8 victories.||In the last, 10 matches, Hornets have won 2 victories.|
|The Boston Celtics score 117.4 points on average.||The Charlotte Hornets score 111.9 points on average.|
|Boston Celtics||Charlotte Hornets|
|Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard) |
Points Per Game: 14.5
|LaMelo Ball (Shooting Guard)|
Points Per Game: 23.1
|Derrick White (Shooting Guard)|
Points Per Game: 10.9
|Terry Rozier (Point Guard)|
Points Per Game: 21.7
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