The Boston Celtics will welcome an old friend back to TD Garden on Wednesday night.
Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas will be making his second appearance in Boston since the Celtics traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal involving Kyrie Irving before the 2017-18 season. Thomas played just two-and-a-half seasons with the C's, but he quickly became a fan favorite for his fourth-quarter heroics, impressive work ethic and many other factors.
Thomas received a massive ovation in his first game back in Boston last season, and Wednesday's matchup should be an emotional one, too.
The Celtics enter this matchup with the best record in the NBA (8-1) and the longest active win streak at eight games. Veteran forward Gordon Hayward is expected to miss six weeks after fracturing his left hand Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs, but Jaylen Brown and Javonte Green have stepped up in his absence with valuable scoring. Brown has scored 55 points over the last two games and appears to be headed for a breakout campaign.
Will the Celtics extend their win streak, or will Thomas and the Wizards pull off an upset win? Be sure to watch NBC Sports Boston for "Celtics Pregame Live" at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the game at 7:30 p.m. or stream it via the MyTeams app.
HOW TO WATCH
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ANALYSIS AND REACTION
BEFORE THE GAME: At 7 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Kyle Draper, Tommy Heinsohn, Mike Gorman, Brian Scalabrine, A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Abby Chin. 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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