Celtics vs. Clippers: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Who’s Playing

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

Odds

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.

Over/Under: 227

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Series History

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