Celtics vs. Clippers: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time
How to watch Celtics vs. Clippers basketball game
Los Angeles @ Boston
Current Records: Los Angeles 37-17; Boston 37-16
What to Know
The Boston Celtics haven't won a contest against the Los Angeles Clippers since Jan. 24 of 2018, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. Boston will take on Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET at home. The Celtics are expected to win -- but not by much -- so they will need to come into the game prepared for a fight.
The matchup between Boston and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday was not particularly close, with Boston falling 116-105. Small forward Gordon Hayward put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 20 points and six assists in addition to eight boards.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 54-54 at halftime, but Los Angeles was not quite the Philadelphia 76ers' equal in the second half when they met on Tuesday. Los Angeles took a 110-103 hit to the loss column. The losing side was boosted by small forward Kawhi Leonard, who had 30 points and nine assists.
The losses put the Celtics at 37-16 and Los Angeles at 37-17. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Boston ranks second in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 105.7 on average. As for Los Angeles, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.70%, which places them third in the league. We'll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: TNT
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $60.89
The Celtics are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Clippers, according to the latest NBA odds.
Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Los Angeles have won six out of their last nine games against Boston.
- Nov 20, 2019 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Boston 104
- Mar 11, 2019 - Los Angeles 140 vs. Boston 115
- Feb 09, 2019 - Los Angeles 123 vs. Boston 112
- Feb 14, 2018 - Los Angeles 129 vs. Boston 119
- Jan 24, 2018 - Boston 113 vs. Los Angeles 102
- Mar 06, 2017 - Los Angeles 116 vs. Boston 102
- Feb 05, 2017 - Boston 107 vs. Los Angeles 102
- Mar 28, 2016 - Los Angeles 114 vs. Boston 90
- Feb 10, 2016 - Boston 139 vs. Los Angeles 134
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