Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will lead the way for the Celtics anew when they face the Pelicans on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Michael Reaves/Getty Images


  • The Celtics are heavy favorites to even their regular-season series with the Pelicans
  • The Pelicans will continue to miss the services of Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson
  • Boston will be looking to make it back-to-back win and start a new winning streak

The Boston Celtics are scheduled to face the New Orleans Pelicans at the TD Garden on Wednesday, January 11, looking to extend their winning run to four games.

Both the Cs and Pels are coming off wins in their last NBA assignments.

Boston tamed the Chicago Bulls in their last assignment, 107-99, to improve to an NBA-best record of 29-12.

Jayson Tatum hauled 32 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, and he was backed up by Jaylen Brown who had nine markers and five boards.

The Celtics were slightly outgunned by the Bulls although Boston had the edge in rebounds (50-42) and assists (25-19).

Listed as questionable against the Pelicans are Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III.

Boston is averaging 118.5 points per game and shooting 47.8% from the field and 37.1% from beyond the arc per contest.

They are also hauling down an average of 44 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are also allowing opponents to score 112.6 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field.

However, they are giving up 44.3 rebounds per game and have a defensive rating of 82.

New Orleans is coming off a rousing 132-112 victory over the Washington Wizards.

McCollum led the way for the Pels with 34 points and five rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 27 markers of his own to go with 12 caroms.

The Pels outshot the Wizards, 52.7% to 51.2% and had the rebounding advantage, 44-37.

Moreover, New Orleans had fewer turnovers, 10-20.

The Pelicans will continue to miss the services of their top forwards such as Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson. Herbert Jones has been also listed as questionable.

The Pelicans are averaging 117.4 points per game on 47.9% field goal shooting and 36.5% from beyond the arc.

In addition, the Pelicans are norming 45.5 rebounds per contest.

On the defensive side, New Orleans is giving up 113 points per match on 47% field goal shooting.

Furthermore, they are giving up 41.7 rebounds per game and own a defensive rating of 75.

The Pelicans have a 1-0 edge in their regular seasons series after winning last time out, 132-112.

The Wednesday game will be the last meeting between the two teams.

The Celtics are -9.5 spread favorites to prevail over the Pelicans, who are at +9.5. The Moneyline is -450 for Boston and +350 for New Orleans.

TThe game will be air on both ABC and fuboTV at 7:40 PM ET.

CJ McCollum
CJ McCollum will have to will his way again to lead the Pelicans over the Celtics. Justin Ford/Getty Images