George and Los Angeles host Tatum and the Celtics
Boston Celtics (13-12, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (13-12, fifth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Paul George and Jayson Tatum meet when Los Angeles hosts Boston. George is 10th in the NBA averaging 25.0 points per game and Tatum is eighth in the league averaging 25.5 points per game.
The Clippers are 9-7 in home games. Los Angeles has a 7-8 record against opponents over .500.
The Celtics are 7-8 in road games. Boston averages 108.6 points while outscoring opponents by 1.7 points per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: George is scoring 25.0 points per game and averaging 7.3 rebounds for the Clippers. Luke Kennard is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
Tatum is averaging 25.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Celtics. Dennis Schroder is averaging 18.4 points and 4.6 assists over the past 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 4-6, averaging 101.8 points, 43.5 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points per game.
Celtics: 6-4, averaging 111.5 points, 46.2 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points.
INJURIES: Clippers: Nicolas Batum: out (health and safety protocols), Kawhi Leonard: out (right knee), Jason Preston: out (foot).
Celtics: Jaylen Brown: out (hamstring).