Boston Celtics Gameday: Celtics throttle Sacramento Kings, 113-86

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks at his notes during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks at his notes during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The Boston Celtics (5-2) remain home to take on the Sacramento Kings (1-6) Wednesday night at TD Garden.

The Boston Celtics will look for their sixth straight win Wednesday night when they take on the struggling Sacramento Kings.

The Kings will not only look to snap a current five-game losing streak, they will also look to win at the TD Garden for the first time since 2007.  What appears to be an easy victory for the Celtics shouldn’t be looked at that way.

As a 12.5-point favorite entering the game, Boston has to continue to form chemistry and get comfortable with one another.  The can’t get lax against a team led by veteran players Zach Randolph and Vince Carter as well as young players Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield and rookie De’Aron Fox.

A battle of top rookies

Speaking of De’Aron Fox, Wednesday night’s matchup features two for the top picks in the 2017 NBA draft.  We all know how special Jayson Tatum has been so far this season, but Fox has also been impressive.  He is averaging 13.4 points and 5.0 assists per game.

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Jayson Tatum
BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Jayson Tatum /

Tatum is coming off his lowest point total in a game with just nine against the San Antonio Spurs, but contributed to the win with his defense and rebounding. He should bounce back offensively in this game.

How to watch Kings vs. Celtics online

When:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Live Stream: Watch NBC Sports, fuboTV

Game Notes

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The Boston Celtics may once again be without forward Marcus Morris.

Morris, who has yet to play a game for the Celtics, said Monday that his knee is progressing nicely and didn’t rule out a return against the Kings Wednesday night.  If he does see playing time, it will be surprising as Brad Stevens and the team are being careful with rushing Morris back too soon.

Projected starting lineup

G – Kyrie Irving

G – Jaylen Brown

F- Jayson Tatum

F – Al Horford

C – Aron Baynes

Who’s Hot

Kyrie Irving remains hot coming off a 24-point game against the Spurs.  After struggling his first few games in a Boston Celtics uniform, he has gone 30-for-57 and 7-for19 from beyond the three-point stripe in the last three games.  Not only has his shot been going down, he has been creating offense with his passing and also his defense.


The Boston Celtics will come out running in this one.  Going up against a struggling Kings team, Irving, Al Horford and the Celtics have to put them away early and not allow them to hang around.

As mentioned above, they do have some veteran leadership combined with young scorers to upset Boston if the game is close heading down the stretch.  With that being said, I predict the Celtics will get their sixth straight win with big performances from both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

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Kings vs. Celtics: Live updates, highlights, commentary

7:11 p.m.: Marcus Morris will not make his return tonight.  According to, the veteran swingman will make his return very soon.  In fact, he could make his return during the team’s three-game road stretch, which starts in Oklahoma City Friday night.

7:53 p.m.:  Sacramento Kings hanging around  with 4:21 left in the 1st quarter, trail 18-17.

8:01 p.m.:  Jaylen Brown has come out smoking with 12 points in the first quarter.  Celtics led the Kings 27-24 at the end of the first quarter.

8:03 p.m.: An early highlight by Jaylen Brown:

8:13 p.m.:  The Celtics go on an 11-0 run to take a 40-30 lead with 7:37 left in the 2nd quarter.

8:34 p.m.:  Celtics take a 58-45 lead into the half.  Jaylen Brown lead all Boston scorers with 12 points.  Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving each have 9 points.

8:49 p.m.:  Boston comes out on fire.  Kryie Irving hits two three pointers to push the lead up to 66-50.  Irving and Al Horford also combined on a nice allyop dunk on a fast break.

9:02 p.m.:  Jaylen Brown continues hot from behind the stripe.  Consecutive 3’s lead the Celtics to a 78-54 lead over the Kings.  Brown has 22 points on the night.

9:13 p.m.: The Celtics extend their lead to 29 points after at the end of 3 quarters.  Brown and Kyrie Irving lead the team with 22 points each.  Brown left the game late in the 3rd quarter after it appeared he tweaked his ankle.

9:39 p.m.:  Boston’s bench got some valuable playing time as the team was able to cruise through the fourth quarter.  The Celtics go on to blow out the Sacramento Kings, 113-86 to win their sixth consecutive game and improve their record to 6-2.