NBA action will see the Boston Celtics take on the Washington Wizards today in a meaningless encounter. Here we look at the preview and TV schedule for the game.
The NBA action reaches its last round of seeding games inside the NBA bubble. Tonight, the Celtics and the Wizards will finish their respective league campaigns with two opposite story-lines. The Celtics have bagged the third seed in the East and have won their last 4 games inside the bubble.
However, the Wizards have become everyone’s whipping boys inside the bubble with the squad losing all their league games inside the bubble. The Wizards have fallen below the Bulls and the Hornets who did not even travel to the NBA bubble.
With the Celtics resting all their starters along with Marcus Smart, the Wizards have a great chance to get a win under their belt before they leave the Orlando bubble. The Celtics will hope that their bench players get into rhythm as they face Joel Embiid and his Sixers squad in what should be a fascinating first round playoff series.
Where to watch Wizards vs Celtics on TV and Online?
NBA TV will be streaming the game and it can be accessed on both the NBA website and the mobile app. However, you’ll need to buy the NBA League pass in order to do that.
You can then watch the game through NBA TV on your desktop, mobile, tablet or consoles.
The game is slated for a 12 PM ET tip-off and will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Washington and TSN 4.
Team Preview – Boston Celtics
The Celtics are without their top 6 players for the clash against the Wizards. Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart are rested while Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis and Kemba Walker are out with injury niggles. The game should be a great opportunity for bench players to get valuable minutes under their belt as they fine tune their game-plans with playoffs in sight.
#NEBHInjuryReport tomorrow vs. Washington:
Jaylen Brown (rest) – OUT
Gordon Hayward (rest) – OUT
Marcus Smart (rest) – OUT
Jayson Tatum (left ankle sprain) – OUT
Daniel Theis (right foot soreness) – OUT
Kemba Walker (left knee rehab) – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 12, 2020
The likes of Brad Wanamaker, Robert Williams and Semi Ojeleye and Enes Kanter might actually look to give the depleted Wizards a run to gain some invaluable confidence as they approach the playoffs.
Team Preview – Washington Wizards
The Wizards have had an embarrassing bubble campaign so far with seven losses on the bounce. The Wizards will look to win at least a game as they have fallen behind the likes of Hornets and Bulls who did not even travel to the NBA bubble. With the Celtics set to field a weak line-up, the Wizards will look to give it their all tonight.
The Wizards after getting eliminated from the playoff race have used the remaining games in Florida as a trial run of sorts for the young guys who have the potential to occupy more prominent roles for the squad in the upcoming years.
The team is young and hungry, but with such a dismal campaign, can’t blame them to be a little short of motivation tonight.
The likes of Rui Hachimura and Ish Smith have been the lone bright spots during the abysmal run inside the bubble and the duo will look to cap off their run with a victory against the depleted Celtics. Rookie Hachimura has averaged 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds this season with the Japanese star piling on three 20+ point games in Orlando.