Tuesday features an Eastern Conference slugfest between the Celtics and Raptors. Kyrie Irving is set to return to the lineup for Boston, but he should be thanking his lucky stars that he’s still Boston’s starting PG …

It’s official: There’s a PG controversy brewing in Boston. Kinda like that QB controversy in Philly.

Anywho, a battle of stars is also taking place out west, as the Thunder visit Golden State as double-digit dogs. Then you have LeBron and the Cavs, who were just neutered by the Rockets on their home court on national TV. Maybe they’ll cover in Orlando, but don’t get your hopes up too high.

Find out all you need to know as we break down the entire eight-game slate. — Mark Gallant

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BOS-TOR | MIL-NYK | WAS-PHI | OKC-GSW | Rest of Slate


BOSTON CELTICS AT TORONTO RAPTORS (-5) | O/U: 208

7:30 p.m. ET

What the metrics say: These teams first met this season in mid-November, and it was a 95-94 slugfest that Boston took at home. Both teams struggled to score …

… although Boston could improve in that regard today with Kyrie expected to play. The Celtics have been very solid offensively with Kyrie, scoring 114.6 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor vs. just 102.9 with him off. That said, Toronto still ranks second in half-court defense and fourth in transition. Further, Toronto has been the best team at home this year, evidenced by their massive +11.0 Net Rating. Kyrie is possibly underrated by the betting market, but this Raps squad is just a different beast at home. — Bryan Mears

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