The Boston Celtics, owners of the best record in the league, head to downtown San Francisco to visit the Golden State Warriors, who are looking to climb back into the .500 mark.

Catch the game tomorrow at 11:00 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Boston Celtics (20-5, 6-5 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Jrue Holiday
  • Derrick White
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kristaps Porzingis

The top-seeded Celtics are staying hot, and will come to the game having won five-straight games. They are averaging 122.2 points 17.0 threes per game during that span, along with an average winning margin of 10 points.

As per usual, Boston will parade one of the most fascinating starting fives in the league. Jayson Tatum (27.3 PPG) and Jaylen Brown (22.3 PPG) continue to be fine scorers, Kristaps Porzingis (18.9 PPG, 1.6 BPG) is doing his thing shooting and protecting the rim; one poke holes and say that the Jrue Holiday and Derrick White backcourt is undersized, but they are both high-end two-way guards.

The Celtics are top three in the league in points allowed and defensive rating, and they have an excellent chance to flex that tomorrow as they aim to neutralize the Splash Brothers, who, although not as deadly as in year’s past, is still able to rain threes whenever.


HOME: Golden State Warriors (12-14, 6-6 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Brandin Podziemski
  • Klay Thompson
  • Jonathan Kuminga
  • Kevon Looney

The Warriors are having a trying season, but it’s at least good they are coming in with some momentum. After a tough, three-game slide, they have won back-to-back, both of which were tightly contested games.

Also, in Monday’s 118-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the supporting cast at least had a productive night, which is a nice plus from Klay Thompson (28 pts, 5 threes) also having another awesome game. Thompson is posting one of the lowest PPG and FG% of his career, but he now has 27.3 PPG on 54% shooting in his last three outings. He and the secondary guys also off-setted Stephen Curry’s horrific night as he only shot 2-of-12 (0-of-8) for seven points. It’s a nice change as the 35-year-old Curry (28.0 PPG) is the team’s lone consistent scorer.

Golden State is scoring 119.0 PPG over its last 10 games, which is a pretty good number, but it’s the 20th-ranked defense who’s really in for a bigger challenge.


Handicap: The Celtics (-5.5) fail to cover.

Over/Under: The total goes over 231.5