Boston Celtics Game Time: 3 keys to cooling off James Harden’s Rockets

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Game Notes

The Boston Celtics hope to continue their winning ways against the best team in the Western Conference.  In the last meeting, the Celtics rallied back from 26 points down to beat the Rockets 99-98.

Projected starting lineup

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G – Kyrie Irving

G – Jaylen Brown

F- Jayson Tatum

F – Al Horford

C – Aron Baynes

Who’s Hot

Kyrie Irving has been simply spectacular since the All-Star break.  In averaging 27 points per game in the team’s last five games, Irving is once again inserting himself in MVP talks.

Off the bench, Marcus Morris has had the hot hand.  With a consistent jump shot, Morris has led a Boston Celtics bench that has been outscoring their opponents during this stretch.  His hot hand will be valuable in Saturday night’s matchup against the Rockets.

How to watch Celtics vs. Rockets online

When:  Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Where:  The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Live Stream: Watch NBC Sports, fuboTV

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Prediction

As much as I want to pick the Boston Celtics, I think the Houston Rockets avenge the loss in December.  The C’s will keep it close and even lead during stretches, but led by James Harden, the Rockets win this one in a shootout.