The Celtics will look for their fourth straight win on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in a nationally televised matinee matchup. Boston will be without Jaylen Brown (facial fracture) and Marcus Smart (ankle) for the matchup but will have Al Horford back in the fold as they attempt to sweep the season series against Ja Morant and company. The team could look to new addition Mike Muscala for another strong outing as well after a terrific debut on Friday night against the Hornets. The Grizzlies are playing at full strength beyond missing starting center Steven Adams due to a PCL sprain.
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How can I watch coverage on TV? When will it air? On what TV channel? – Sunday’s game will tip off at 2 p.m. ET from TD Garden in Boston, MA. The game will air nationally on ABC.
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Memphis Grizzlies (34-21, second in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (40-16, first in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Memphis Grizzlies after Jayson Tatum scored 41 points in the Boston Celtics’ 127-116 victory against the Charlotte Hornets.
The Celtics are 22-7 in home games. Boston is 16-2 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 13.0 turnovers per game.
The Grizzlies are 11-16 on the road. Memphis is eighth in the league scoring 116.2 points per game while shooting 47.1%.
The teams play for the second time this season. The Celtics won the last meeting 109-106 on Nov. 8. Tatum scored 39 points to help lead the Celtics to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tatum is scoring 30.8 points per game with 8.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 17.6 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
Ja Morant is averaging 27.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.4% over the last 10 games for Memphis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 111.8 points, 46.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 5.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points per game.
Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 110.2 points, 42.2 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 10.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points.
INJURIES: Celtics: Jaylen Brown: out (face), Danilo Gallinari: out for season (knee), Marcus Smart: out (ankle), Al Horford: day to day (knee).
Grizzlies: Steven Adams: out (knee), Luke Kennard: day to day (trade pending).