Pacers (15-15) at Celtics (15-17)
7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
• That is the third assembly of the season between these groups; they cut up the first two games (Dec. 27 and 29) with each video games determined by 5 factors or much less. The Celtics are 6-7 in video games decided by five points or less this season, whereas the Pacers are just 3-7.
• Domantas Sabonis ranks second within the league in double-doubles (24 in 30 video games performed) and is one of four players together with All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Julius Randle to common at the least 20 factors, 10 rebounds and 5 assists this season.
• The Celtics have misplaced three straight and 4 of their final 5 video games. Throughout this five-game stretch, Jaylen Brown’s taking pictures contact has escaped him. After averaging 26.0 factors on 51.4% taking pictures from the sphere and 41.5% on 3-pointers in his first 25 games of the season, his manufacturing has dropped to 22 factors on 40.7% taking pictures from the sphere and 28.9% on 3-pointers over the past five games.
Blazers (18-13) at Lakers (22-11)
10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
• Damian Lillard (82 factors) and LeBron James (74 factors) rank second and third, respectively, in clutch points and are tied for third with 15 clutch assists apiece. Lillard is placing up 60 FG%, 55.6 3P%, 100 FT% taking pictures splits, whereas LeBron has extra clutch discipline objectives made (30) than every other participant.
• The Lakers are coming off their lowest scoring sport of the season as they scored simply 89 factors in Wednesday’s loss in Utah. The Lakers have six games under 100 points this season; three of them have come throughout this present four-game shedding streak.
• The Blazers rank second in each 3-pointers made per game (16.2) and 3-pointers attempted per game (42.3), whereas rating seventh in 3-point percentage (38.3%). The Lakers maintain their opponents to 35.4% taking pictures on 3-pointers, which is the sixth-lowest percentage allowed within the league.