Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Statistical Showdown

The Celtics are coming off a 15-point loss to the New York Knicks Tuesday night. Just like the Cavaliers, the Celtics currently have key players injured. Rajon Rondo is out for the year with a torn ACL and Kevin Garnett is out with a left ankle sprain. He is estimated to miss the next two weeks. The Cavs will be without their two leading scorers, Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving.

Statistics

 

Points

Points Allowed

Assists

Assists Allowed

Rebounds

Rebounds Allowed

Cavaliers 97.2 (17th) 96.0 (9th) 20.5 (26th) 24.0 (28th) 40.6 (25th) 42.1 (13th)
Celtics 96.0 (18th) 101.5 (26th) 22.9 (t-8th) 21.3 (9th) 39.7 (29th) 43.7 (25th)

Advanced Statistics

 

Offensive Efficiency

Defensive Efficiency

Cavaliers

101.4 (18th)

107.1 (27th)

Celtics

100.5 (22nd)

99.8 (6th)

Four Factors

 

eFG%

Free Throw Rate

Turnover Rate

Offensive Rebound Rate

Cavaliers 47.5% (25th) .206 (17th) 13.0% (26th) 28.5% (22nd)
Celtics 49.9% (13th) .207 (14th) 14.1% (10th) 20.2% (1st)

Players to Watch:

Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson, power forward

1. 13.0 PPG last 10 games.

2. 16.0 PPG against Boston this season

3. 9.3 RPG

Opponent: Jeff Green, power forward

1. 19.4 PPG last five games

2. Shooting 83 percent from free throw line

3. 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists in last night’s loss vs. Knicks

Key Matchup: Paul Pierce vs. Alonzo Gee

With all the injuries Boston has been facing, Pierce seems to be the only familiar face on the court. Gee has taken on the responsibility of defending the opponent’s best player all year, and will have that responsibility once again tonight. Pierce is averaging 18.7 points this season on 43 percent shooting from the field.

Feb 1, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell (54) guards Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson (13) during the second quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Alonzo Gee, Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson

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