The Boston Celtics face off with the East’s first-place franchise at TD Garden on Tuesday night, Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia 76ers paying the Celtics a visit with a mind to sweep Boston for the season, the Celtics having previously dropped a pair of contests to the Sixers on the road to Philly in late January.
The 76ers will be headed by a recently-returned Joel Embiid, leaving virtually no room for error for the Celtics to have a shot of stealing the game, perhaps buoyed a bit by the sounds of a home crowd in the Garden, albeit one in limited capacity.
With a recent spate of encouraging play spurred on by the acquisition of former Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier and better health all around, it’s Boston’s best — and last — chance to top the Sixers in the regular season.
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Probable starting lineups
Jayson Tatum - forward
Jaylen Brown - forward
Robert Williams III - center
Marcus Smart - guard
Kemba Walker - guard
Tobias Harris - forward
Danny Green - forward
Joel Embiid - center
Ben Simmons - guard
Seth Curry - guard
How to watch or stream
Here's when you should tune in to see the game:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
While Embiid (knee) sat out the team's last game, a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, he seems likely to play against the Celtics for the 76ers. Philadelphia lists just veteran guard George Hill as a definite scratch for the game, with rookie guard Tyrese Maxey listed as probable in the league's health and safety protocols. The Celtics list just veteran big man Tristan Thompson (health and safety protocols) as a scratch for the contest, signaling a potential return for forward Semi Ojeleye. This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=47615,44485,42866,42849] [listicle id=48669]