The Boston Celtics will get a great look at two of the NBA's most talented rookies this week.
Before taking on 2019 No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, the Celtics will host the Memphis Grizzlies at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
The Grizzlies enter Wednesday in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They have won eight of their last 10 games, and much of their success can be attributed to rookie point guard Ja Morant. The No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft is averaging a team-leading 17.9 points and seven assists per game, and he's provided plenty of exciting moments with his athleticism -- just ask former Celtics center Aron Baynes. The Grizzlies are more than just Morant, though. Jaren Jackson Jr., who was selected No. 4 overall in the 2018 draft, is enjoying a fine sophomore season with averages of 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
The Celtics are coming off a huge 32-point win over the rival Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, and Boston's next challenge is to build on that momentum and play more consistent. The C's have won just four of their last 10 games.
Here's how to watch NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics vs. Grizzlies, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH
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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.
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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.