Cavaliers vs Celtics in a rivalry match

Boston leads 68-52 with 7:49 left in the third.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Boston Celtics in the most awaited collision of the best in teams in the Eastern Conference on Wedsnesday, start time at 8:00 PM Et, at TD Garden, Boston, MA. This is a showdown of the two teams who made a blockbuster trade that involved Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas.

The Cavaliers (25-12) just snapped their three-game losing streak by beating the Portland Trail Blazers, 127-110, in which Isaiah Thomas scored 17 points in 6 for 12 shooting from the field while LeBron James added 24 points.

On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 110.5 points, 41.7 rebounds and 23.6 assists per game. Defensively, the Cavaliers are yielding 107.4 points against the opposing teams.

Six players are averaging at least 10.0 points per game for the Cavs, they are: James (27.7), Kevin Love (20.1), Derrick Rose (14.3), Dwayne Wade (11.3), Jeff Green (10.8) and Kyle Korver (10.0). James leads in four major statistical categories: points, assists (9.2), steals (1.6) and blocks (1.0) per game.

The Boston Celtics (30-10) have won four of their last five games including a 108-105 win over the Brooklyn Nets in which Kyrie Irving scored 28 points.

Offensively, the Celtics are averaging 103.4 points, 44.0 rebounds and 22.1 assists per game. Defensively, the Celtics are yielding 98.5 points against the opposing teams.

Five players are averaging at least 11.6 points per game for the Celtics, they are: Irving (24.8), Jaylen Brown (14.4), Jayson Tatum (14.1), Al Horford (13.6) and Marcus Morris (11.6) per game. Irving leads in points and in steals (1.2). Al Horford tops in three major statistical categories: rebounds (7.9), assists (5.2) and blocks (1.1) per game.

Cavaliers vs Celtics game schedule info:

Date: January 3, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN, NBA League Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -1 Boston
Prediction: Cavaliers will win

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