Boston Celtics (47-23) vs Memphis Grizzlies (33-38) is game 5 for Day 13 in Orlando. Here we look at the Match Preview and TV Schedule for the game.
Celtics and Grizzlies both will be looking for a win in today’s match, The Celtics are in superb form whereas the Bears are having a tough time in Florida, having managed only 1 win in 6 seeding games.
With their 8th spot in trouble, the Grizzlies desperately need a win in order to make it to the play-in tournament.
On Day 13 seven matches will be played in which there are games that can impact the 8th seed in the West. Grizzlies, Suns, Spurs, and Blazers will be playing against the Celtics, Sixers, Rockets, and Mavericks respectively. All four teams are eying a spot in the play-in-tournament for the eighth seed in the West.
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The Celtics are currently at the third spot in the East and a win against Grizzlies will cement their third spot. Whereas if Grizzlies win they will go one game ahead of No.9 seed Blazers and two games clear of No.10 seed Suns. Both Blazers and Suns will be playing tonight and will be hoping for a favour from the Celtics.
Where to watch Celtics vs Grizzlies on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 6:30 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- NBC Sports Boston
- Fox Sports Southwest – Dallas
- ESPN 92.9 FM
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If you wish to watch the game on NBA TV, then you must buy NBA League Pass.
Celtics vs Grizzlies Preview
The Celtics record in Orlando has been satisfactory with two defeats and four wins. The side has lost only to the Bucks and Heat. However, they would be a little worried about that, as they could come up against these two sides during the playoffs in the East.
The Grizzlies will go into the match with a 1-5 record which is disappointing. Their only win was against OKC Thunder and they have largely been uninspiring in the Bubble.
Ja Morant has been playing well but the Grizzlies seem to be asking a little too much of their rookie star. The Suns and Blazers are in great form and a defeat for the Grizzlies will ease things for the two sides.
Grizzlies star rookie Ja Morant and Jonas will be key players against Celtics. Morant scored 17 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists against the Raptors in the previous game.
The Celtics will go easy in the game and will probably rest their starters. Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum are doing what they are good at and will be a threat to the opponents in the coming games. The duo will be crucial in the playoffs and thus the Celtics will want to not affect their rhythm too much and also avoid any injuries to them.
Jaylen Brown has been a revelation in the Bubble too and the Celtics owe a lot to us 3 point shooting.
The probable lineup Celtics
The probable lineup for Grizzlies