Tatum, Boston set for matchup against Orlando
Boston Celtics (29-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (12-42, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Magic -7.5; over/under is 216.5
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum leads Boston into a matchup against Orlando. He’s seventh in the NBA scoring 25.9 points per game.
The Magic are 8-29 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando has a 3-26 record in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Celtics are 20-14 in conference matchups. Boston has a 3-6 record in one-possession games.
The teams play for the third time this season. The Celtics won the last meeting 116-111 in overtime on Jan. 2, with Jaylen Brown scoring 50 points in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony is averaging 17.9 points, six rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Magic. Gary Harris is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.
Tatum is averaging 25.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Celtics. Brown is averaging 22.8 points, seven rebounds and 3.3 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 4-6, averaging 109.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points per game.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 109.1 points, 48.7 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 97.1 points.
INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E’Twaun Moore: out (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), R.J. Hampton: out (knee), Markelle Fultz: out (knee).
Celtics: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Bol Bol: out (foot).