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Celtics vs. Lakers live stream: Watch NBA game online

Celtics vs. Lakers live stream: Watch NBA game online

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.

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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

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Celtics vs. Lakers: Latest injury updates on Anthony Davis, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker

Celtics vs. Lakers: Latest injury updates on Anthony Davis, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have not had their ideal starting lineups over the last week due to injuries, but both teams should have a full squad available for Monday night's showdown at TD Garden.

Celtics guards Kemba Walker (knee) and Jaylen Brown (thumb) both are expected to play, the team announced Monday. 

The Lakers announced that center Anthony Davis is available to play. Davis has missed the last five games after landing on his back in a scary fall versus the New York Knicks on  Jan. 7. 

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The Celtics enter this matchup in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 27-14 record. Boston has struggled of late with three consecutive losses. However, the C's have played really well at home this season with a 16-5 mark at TD Garden.

The Lakers sit atop the Western Conference standings at 34-8 (including a league-best 18-3 road record) and have won nine of their last 10 games. They beat the Celtics in Boston last season on a Rajon Rondo buzzer-beater. The C's beat the Lakers at Staples Center to even the 2018-19 season series, and Boston has won four of the last six meetings in this rivalry overall.

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Jaylen Brown (thumb) and Kemba Walker (knee) questionable for Celtics vs. Lakers

Jaylen Brown (thumb) and Kemba Walker (knee) questionable for Celtics vs. Lakers

The Boston Celtics are going to be facing a tough task on Monday afternoon as they look to snap a three-game losing streak. They'll be taking on the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers in the Lakers' only trip to Boston of the regular season.

But in the game, the Celtics may be down a few key players.

According to the team's official Twitter account, both Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker are questionable for the game while Robert Williams will once again be out with a hip injury.

Brown has missed the last two games, both losses, with a thumb injury while Walker missed Saturday night's loss to the Suns with a sore right knee. The team would probably like to get at least one of them back given their recent struggles (2-6 in their past eight games).

Brown has averaged 20 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 steals per game this season for the Celtics and is shooting an efficient 49.2 percent from the field. Walker, meanwhile, is the team's leading scorer and he has averaged 22.1 points per game to go along with a team-high 4.9 assist per game. If both miss the game, the C's will seriously miss their respective presences. 

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That said, the Celtics could benefit from the Lakers not being at full strength for the contest. They have a couple of key players that will be questionable in the lead-up to the game and that includes Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

Davis has missed the last five Lakers games with the injury and the fact that he didn't practice on Sunday morning could make him truly questionable for the game. So far this season, Davis is averaging 27.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.6 blocks per game for the Lakers and has served as a perfect superstar complement to LeBron James.

As for Rondo, the former Celtic has been a great bench option for the Lakers and is averaging 7.6 points, 5.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game as the team's sixth man. Rondo has missed the past three games with his finger injury and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready to return in front of the TD Garden crowd.

We'll have more updates on these players as tip-off for Monday night's game draws nearer.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Lakers, which begins Monday at 6 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live. You can also stream on the MyTeams App.