Where: TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsWhen: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 12:00 p. m. ESTWatch: Comcast Sportsnet New EnglandListen: 850 AM WEEIBetting Line: TBDKey Injuries (Courtesy USA Today)Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal is questionable with a knee injury. Celtics guard Marquis Daniels is questionable with an ankle injury. Grizzlies don't have any players listed as probable, questionable, or doubtful for Sunday's game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info, MoreElsa/Getty ImagesBefore Boston sports fans watch the New England Patriots and New York Giants meet in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, they will be treated to an exciting NBA matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics at noon. The Celtics earned a hard-fought win on Friday night when they beat the New York Knicks 91-89 at the TD Garden. Boston is now 12-10 after a poor start to the season and have won seven of their last eight games. The Grizzlies have struggled at times this season and are just 12-11, good for fourth place in the Southwest division. Memphis also played on Friday, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on the road. Let's look at everything you need to know about this awesome NBA matchup.
What's At StakeFor Memphis, a win against a quality Eastern Conference opponent would be a nice confidence booster for this young team. The Grizzlies have played very well in Boston since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen came to the Celtics. Last year they the beat the Celtics in Boston in a close game. For the Celtics, a win would continue their winning ways and would be their fourth straight victory. It will be a good test for Boston, who has struggled against Western Conference teams this season, especially at the Garden. What They're SayingCeltics head coach Doc Rivers talked about his team's win against the Knicks, via the Boston Globe:“It was one of those games, I told our guys, two weeks ago we absolutely lose, ’’ coach Doc Rivers said. “We never established rhythm on either end.
But we just hung in there. And in the second half I just thought our defense - we had the one timeout, we were still down like 6, it was frustrating; guys were missing shots, turning the ball over. And I just said, ‘Guys, our defense is bailing us out. Let’s... this is going to be a defensive win. And we’re just going to hang in there, and somehow we’re going to steal this. ’ And you rarely say you ‘steal a game’ at home, but that’s how it felt. We just hung in there long enough to make plays. ’’Most Important Player to Watch: Rajon RondoElsa/Getty ImagesBoston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo ended his injury absence on Friday to help the team beat the New York Knicks. Rondo is the Celtics' most exciting player and his exceptional defense and playmaking gives the team a huge boost.