Celtics vs. Kings: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Through 3 Quarters

The Boston Celtics are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. It’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Sacramento Kings as Boston lead 97-55.

Small forward Jayson Tatum has led the way so far for the Celtics, as he has shot 7-for-14 from beyond the arc and has recorded 36 points, six dimes and four rebounds. A double-double would be Tatum’s third in a row.

Sacramento hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 11 points or fewer.

Boston’s lead is the biggest they have had this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Boston

Current Records: Sacramento 18-30; Boston 24-24

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings will take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at TD Garden after having had a few days off. Boston will be strutting in after a win while the Kings will be stumbling in from a loss.

Sacramento was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 133-127 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Sacramento’s defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of power forward Harrison Barnes, who had 29 points in addition to six boards, and shooting guard Tyrese Haliburton, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 24 points and 12 dimes along with six rebounds. That’s the third consecutive contest in which Haliburton has had at least ten assists.

A well-balanced attack led Boston over the Washington Wizards every single quarter on their way to victory on Sunday. Boston blew past Washington 116-87. The oddsmakers were on the Celtics’ side, but they didn’t give the squad enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. Small forward Jayson Tatum took over for Boston, finishing with 51 points (a whopping 44% of their total) and seven assists along with ten boards.

Sacramento’s defeat took them down to 18-30 while Boston’s victory pulled them up to 24-24. On Sunday Boston relied heavily on Tatum, who shot 9-for-14 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 51 points and ten boards in addition to seven dimes. It will be up to Sacramento’s defense to limit his damage.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBC Sports Boston
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.84


The Celtics are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Celtics, as the game opened with the Celtics as an 8-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won eight out of their last 12 games against Sacramento.

  • Mar 19, 2021 – Sacramento 107 vs. Boston 96
  • Feb 03, 2021 – Sacramento 116 vs. Boston 111
  • Nov 25, 2019 – Boston 103 vs. Sacramento 102
  • Nov 17, 2019 – Sacramento 100 vs. Boston 99
  • Mar 14, 2019 – Boston 126 vs. Sacramento 120
  • Mar 06, 2019 – Boston 111 vs. Sacramento 109
  • Mar 25, 2018 – Boston 104 vs. Sacramento 93
  • Nov 01, 2017 – Boston 113 vs. Sacramento 86
  • Feb 08, 2017 – Sacramento 108 vs. Boston 92
  • Dec 02, 2016 – Boston 97 vs. Sacramento 92
  • Feb 07, 2016 – Boston 128 vs. Sacramento 119
  • Dec 03, 2015 – Boston 114 vs. Sacramento 97

Injury Report for Boston

  • Bol Bol: Out (Foot)
  • PJ Dozier: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • Chimezie Metu: Out (Knee)
  • De’Aaron Fox: Out (Ankle)

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