For the Cavs, this is the first of three back-to-back road games. They’ve hosted the Celtics twice already this season, winning both games, while shredding their defense. They’ve averaged 126 points per game in those two contests.
The Celtics head west for a five-game trip after Wednesday, so they’ll aim to start their road trip with a win over the team they’re chasing in the East. Isaiah Thomas continues to dominate, as he ranks second in the NBA in scoring, but the team’s offense has faded of late. They’ve averaged just 100.5 points per game over their last four.
Overall, Cleveland is 8-2 SU in their last 10 against the Celtics.
NBA Odds: Cavaliers Hope to Have James in Boston on WednesdayLeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has had his share of success against the Boston Celtics. However, the Cavaliers can only hope to have their leader in the lineup on Wednesday in Boston.
James missed Saturday’s game against Chicago with strep throat, but returned Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers will hope he’s healthy for Wednesday. He has been great in two wins over the Celtics this season, averaging 26.5 points, 11.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds. On the other side, Isaiah Thomas has put up 30.5 points and 7.5 assists in two losses, but Boston has had no answer for King James.