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NBA Finals open Thursday at Houston or Golden State

NBA Finals open Thursday at Houston or Golden State

The NBA has finalized its Finals schedule, but of course, with each semifinal series standing at 3-2 - the Celtics leading the Cavs in the East and the Rockets leading the Warriors in the West - the teams have yet to be determined.

The Celtics are hoping to close it out in Game 6 tonight before heading for Houston or Oakland for Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday at 9 p.m. Houston or Golden State will have the home-court advantage and host Finals Games 1 and 2 and, if necessary, 5 and 7.

Rockets-Warriors Game 6 is Sunday night in Oakland.

Here’s the full schedule:

How Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters fared for Red Claws vs. Capital City Go Go

How Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters fared for Red Claws vs. Capital City Go Go

Basketball fans in the nation's capital got an up-close look at Tacko Fall on Tuesday, and the 7-foot-5 standout delivered in a big way on Tacko Tuesday.

Fall racked up a double-double before the Red Claws and Capital City Go Go even headed into the locker rooms at halftime, helping Maine to a 125-93 victory.

Here's how Fall and Tremont Waters performed:

TACKO FALL

Fall filled up the stat sheet with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go along with a career-high 20 rebounds (seven offensive boards) and five blocks.

It's his 15th double-double of the season and fifth this month.

TREMONT WATERS

Waters chipped in 16 points and four assists, the 20th time in his last 21 games he's reached double figures in scoring

Jaysean Page led Maine with 27 points, while Bryce Brown added 24 in the 32-point victory

The Red Claws return to action with a home game against the Lakeland Magic at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Portland Expo Center.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Trail Blazers, which begins Tuesday at 9 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 10 p.m. You can also stream on the MyTeams App.

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz live stream: Watch NBA game online

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz live stream: Watch NBA game online

The Celtics' western road trip wraps up Wednesday night against the streakiest team in the NBA — the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz's Jekyll-and-Hyde nature is firmly evidenced by what the team has done since Christmas: 10 straight wins, one loss, a four-game win streak, five straight losses, another four-game win streak, followed by their current three-game losing streak.

That rollercoaster ride has landed Utah in fifth place in a crowded Western Conference playoff field.

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

As for the Celtics, even though they've slipped a couple of games behind Toronto in the race for the Eastern Conference's second seed, they've opened up a several-game cushion over the Heat and a potential second-round playoff matchup against the Bucks.

Wednesday's matchup between the Celtics and Jazz is the first meeting between the teams this season, and the first of two matchups in 10 days, as the teams will have a rematch in Boston on March 6.

Here's how to watch the Celtics vs. Jazz, including NBC Sports Boston's pregame coverage, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET. 

HOW TO WATCH

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ANALYSIS AND REACTION

BEFORE THE GAME: At 9:30 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Michael Holley, Chris Mannix, Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine, Abby Chin, 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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