The last two away wins, in Milwaukee (122-114) and in Oklahoma (111-94), gave the Celtics a slight boost (23-23, 7th in the East) ahead of the remaining of the season and the demanding schedule that awaits them. Brad Stevens’s team failed to acquire free-agent center Andre Drummond from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he agreed with the Celtics. However, they have welcomed the Frenchie Evan Fournier to Boston, who is coming from a fantastic season so far (19.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, with 38.8% in three-pointers per 30 minutes of playing time per game). However, the French guard/forward will miss the Celtics’ next games, as he is bound to the Covid-19 protocol.
Tristan Thompson will miss the game also but not due to the pandemic measures.
The Pelicans (20-25, 12th in the West) returned to wins by beating the Mavericks 112-103 in New Orleans. But they have a long way ahead of them to make it for this year’s playoffs. They have a good roster, they are very wealthy in talent (Ingram, Williamson, Ball), but it seems that coach Stan Van Gundy needs to inspire a winning mentality into the young stars’ mind. It is questionable whether talented playmaker Lonzo Ball will play tonight, but apart from him, the squad’s remaining players appear to be in good shape.
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