2013 NBA Regular Season:Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland CavaliersJanuary 22, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics plays on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Game time is set at 7:00PM ET.

The Boston Celtics has an up and down regular season performance. Players tend to be out of focus and slow footed in defense against quality opponents. Often times the starters are out of sync during the 1st half and will show life in the 2nd half of the game.

Coach Doc Rivers knows that his team must develop the consistency and hunger to win their games. It is important to build a quality winning streak rather than loss games against teams with losing records. Boston currently has a three game losing streak. They were beaten by New Orleans, Houston and Detroit.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host Boston after an unsuccessful 1-4 road trip. However, center Anderson Varejao will miss the remainder of the season as he recuperates from a blood clot issue after his knee surgery.

Kylie Irving will be the focal point on offense when they face Boston tomorrow. In his four games against the Celtics, he averaged 22.5 points on 55.7% field goal shooting.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Boston Celtics as a 4.5-point favorite to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.