The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers will write the latest chapter in the NBA's greatest rivalry Monday night at TD Garden.
These longtime rivals have won a combined 33 championships, and for the first time in many years, both franchises rank among the top teams in their respective conferences.
The Celtics are fourth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 27-14 record, while the Lakers enter this matchup sitting atop the Western Conference at 34-8.
Both teams are set to get important players back in the lineup.
Celtics guards Kemba Walker (knee) and Jaylen Brown (thumb) both are expected to play after missing the last few games due to injury. The Lakers are expecting superstar center Anthony Davis to return after missing the last five games. This will be Davis' first game in Boston since his trade from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Lakers over the summer. He'll likely receive plenty of boos from C's fans who wanted him to come to Boston.
Will the Celtics end their three-game skid, or will LeBron James and the Lakers earn another win in this rivalry? Here's how to watch NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics vs. Lakers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: TNT (game), NBC Sports Boston (pregame, halftime, postgame)
Desktop/Laptop: NBCSportsBoston.com [click here]
Mobile/Tablet: MyTeams App by NBC Sports [download]
ANALYSIS AND REACTION
BEFORE THE GAME: At 6:30 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Kyle Draper, 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.
Questions on our livestream? Get all your questions answered here on our Streaming FAQ.
DURING THE GAME, FOLLOW US
Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Suns-Celtics, which begins Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.