The Boston Celtics will try to avenge Wednesday night's 116-107 loss to the Wizards when they meet again Saturday evening in Washington.
The Celtics will be a bit shorthanded this weekend with veteran point guard Marcus Smart ruled out because of a non-COVID related illness. Josh Richardson (lower back spasms), Robert Williams III (non-COVID illness) and Romeo Langford (left calf tightness) all are questionable to play.
Regardless of who plays for Boston, this team needs a much better performance from its two stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, on Saturday night. These two All-Star forwards combined to score just 36 points in Wednesday's defeat, including a lackluster 2-of-12 shooting from 3-point range.
The Celtics have had issues defending opposing centers this season, allowing many of them to tally double-doubles. That includes Wizards center Montrezl Harrell, who dominated the C's earlier this week with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Boston's interior defense must improve.
Here's all the information you need to watch tonight's action featuring the Celtics and Wizards.
The Celtics and Wizards are scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30. Be sure to tune in to NBC Sports Boston beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET for "Celtics Pregame Live", and then immediately after the game for "Celtics Postgame Live".
The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Boston.
Live stream: NBC Sports Boston
Mobile app: NBC Sports' MyTeams app
Free streaming option: FuboTV (free trial)
Station: 98.5 The Sports Hub