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Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets live stream: Watch NBA game online

Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets live stream: Watch NBA game online

Winners of seven straight games — and 10 of their last 11 — the Celtics will look to continue that hot streak Tuesday night against a tough Rockets squad.

The two teams haven't faced each other yet this season, but they'll face each other twice in the next three weeks: Tuesday's contest in Houston, followed by a Feb. 29 rematch in Boston.

And while the Celtics have run out some smaller lineups this season, no team is embracing the small-ball concept quite like the Rockets.

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After trading Clint Capela to the Hawks at the NBA trade deadline, Houston has been starting 6-foot-5 P.J. Tucker at the center spot, with 6-foot-7 Robert Covington the tallest man in the starting lineup.

The Rockets are led by the 1-2 punch of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who both rank among the league's top eight scorers, combining to average 62.2 points per game.

As for the Celtics, Tuesday's contest continues an eight-game stretch against Western Conference opponents, which started with a 112-111 win over the Thunder Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

Here's how to watch the Celtics vs. Rockets, including NBC Sports Boston's pregame coverage, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. 

HOW TO WATCH

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ANALYSIS AND REACTION

BEFORE THE GAME: At 8:30 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Abby Chin, Chris Mannix, Mike Gorman, Brian Scalabrine, Kendrick Perkins, Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream.

AT HALFTIME: Tune in to watch a breakdown of the first two quarters on Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream.

AFTER THE GAME: As soon as the game ends, tune to Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford for analysis, commentary and player reaction. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream

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Enes Kanter eats marshmallows off a treadmill in hilarious TikTok video

Enes Kanter eats marshmallows off a treadmill in hilarious TikTok video

If you've been couped up in your home during the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are you've struggled to come up with ways to keep yourself entertained.

Enes Kanter doesn't appear to be having that problem, however.

The Boston Celtics big man has been posting some hilarious videos on TikTok recently, but his latest may take the cake. Kanter spent some of his time in quarantine lining up some mini marshmallows on a treadmill and attempting to get all of them into his mouth.

Bonus points for using the Super Mario 64 soundtrack. Let's just hope the treadmill was wiped down beforehand.

Boston athletes have been all over TikTok since the sports world was put on hold. Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi and Celtics rookie Tacko Fall, in particular, have made some notable videos recently.

Kanter discussed what he's been up to during his quarantine in the latest episode of The Enes Kanter Show. Subscribe and listen here.

It's a matter of when, not if, Jaylen Brown will be an NBA All-Star

It's a matter of when, not if, Jaylen Brown will be an NBA All-Star

BOSTON -- We should have seen this coming from Jaylen Brown. 

It’s not like he didn’t clue us in to how he was built differently than most players coming into the NBA. 

His first NBA start came against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, a game in which Brown showed absolutely no nerves, anxiety or fear of James as he went on to score a then-career-high 19 points in what was his fifth game as a pro. 

From there, Brown continued to show flashes of being an above-average talent, displaying an innate ability to successfully transition to whatever role he’s cast to play. 

With the NBA season at a standstill now, it provides us an opportunity to take in what Brown has done thus far. 

More significantly, it allows us to take inventory on what Brown’s body of work thus far tells us is on the horizon. 

The 23-year-old Brown is on course to establish himself as an All-Star whose strength lies in his versatility to impact the game at both ends of the floor. 

This season, Brown is averaging 20.3 points per game, joining teammates Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker as part of the only trio of NBA teammates this season with each averaging at least 20 points per game. 

Of that threesome, Brown’s inclusion is the most surprising when you consider it wasn’t a given that he would start, let alone drop 20 points a night, at the start of the season. 

A legit case could be made that Brown should have been an All-Star this season, with some surmising a top-two record by the Celtics prior to the break would have been enough to get him in along with Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum. 

But it’s fitting that Brown’s time to shine will have to wait. 

Because on many levels, that’s been the narrative surrounding his NBA career. 

And while it would have certainly deterred some and disappointed others, it only drove Brown to continue working on his game, proving his naysayers wrong - including those who booed Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck when he announced that Boston had selected Brown with the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. 

“Oh, I remember,” Brown told NBC Sports Boston recently. “I definitely remember.”

But instead of dwelling on what has happened, Brown is more locked into what the future holds for both him and the Celtics. 

“Just keep getting better, keep grinding, keep working on all parts of my game,” he said. “That’s what I’ve done, to get where I’m at. So why stop now?”