Celtics vs. Kings: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Boston Celtics (42-28) play against the Sacramento Kings (46-46) at Golden 1 Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Friday March 18, 2022

Boston Celtics 0, Sacramento Kings 0 (10:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Another road game filled with Celtics fans. Green got in. – 9:44 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⤵️
👑 @Davion Mitchell
👑 @Justin Holiday
👑 @Harrison Barnes
👑 @Trey Lyles
👑 @Domantas Sabonis pic.twitter.com/qrqaB3tCSJ9:42 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Celtics:
G – Davion Mitchell
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Trey Lyles
C – Domantas Sabonis – 9:37 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings starters for Celtics:
G – Davion Mitchell
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Trey Lyles
C – Domantas Sabonis – 9:37 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics – 3/18:
G – Davion Mitchell
G – Justin Holiday
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Trey Lyles
C – Domantas Sabonis – 9:37 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Kings are calling De’Aaron Fox’s injury right hand soreness.
Updated Injury Report vs. Boston Celtics – 3/18:
De’Aaron Fox (Right Hand Soreness) – OUT
Richaun Holmes (Personal Reasons) – OUT – 9:36 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Kings starters:
Domantas Sabonis
Trey Lyles
Harrison Barnes
Justin Holiday
Davion Mitchell – 9:36 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report vs. Boston Celtics – 3/18:
De’Aaron Fox (Right Hand Soreness) – OUT
Richaun Holmes (Person Reasons) – OUT – 9:35 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Starters at Sacramento ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/ocB6ZulQCQ9:35 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics-Kings tonight on ⁦@NBCSportsBoston⁩. ⁦@Abby Chin⁩, ⁦@Brian Scalabrine⁩ and I will have the call.
I can’t promise much, but I can promise it will be better than this… pic.twitter.com/TcaI57X5759:07 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Grant Williams says our matchup tonight will feature a much different Kings team than the one we picked apart back in January. pic.twitter.com/3zq08O1WM49:00 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Sixers up 84-76 after three quarters. Mavericks have been comeback kings all season and they’ll have to do it again to keep the winning ways going. – 8:51 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Coach Udoka: “There’s no time to get complacent or content with what we’re doing. We’re trying to strive for more and continue to do what we’ve done well.” – 8:38 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said Aaron Nesmith hasn’t “run out of time” to be a part of the playoff rotation. But Udoka added that Nesmith getting hurt when he did, right as the Celtics were figuring out the post-deadline rotation was “unfortunate timing”. – 8:37 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka was not aware that Davion Mitchell’s nickname is “Off Night”. – 8:32 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf joins me at halftime to set the record straight on Tracey McGrady’s contention Michael Jordan would have retired had a proposed deal gone down in 1997 involving Scottie Pippen. Truth is Reinsdorf vetoed a draft day deal with Boston involving Pippen – 8:31 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
How we feeling about Kings vs Celtics tonight? – 8:28 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Alvin Gentry on bringing Donte DiVincenzo off the bench: “We like the combination of him coming off the bench. We like the energy he gives us. He’s playing starter’s minutes, so to me it doesn’t matter who starts. It’s who finishes and he’s been finishing the game for us.” – 8:25 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
De’Aaron Fox is out for the Kings tonight vs the Celtics. Davion Mitchell will start tonight for Sacramento. – 8:23 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell is starting. Donte DiVincenzo is not. – 8:22 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Alvin Gentry says he will start Justin Holiday in the backcourt next to Davion Mitchell. – 8:21 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox will miss tonight’s game vs. Celtics due to the hand injury. Alvin Gentry says Davion Mitchell will start – 8:21 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Kings coach Alvin Gentry praises assistant Lindsey Harding: “I’ll never call her a great female coach because that’s disrespectful. She’s a great basketball coach.” – 8:20 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Davion Mitchell will start for the injured De’Aaron Fox against the Celtics tonight.
It’s the second time in his five years he’s missed both games against Boston. – 8:18 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Halftime deficit? In BOS & BKN, it was no problem for Mavs. We’ll see in Philly as they trail 58-53.Embiid & Harden combining for 23 of Philly’s 32 in 2nd qtr as they overcome a pair of 7pt deficits. Embiid 21, Harden 15. Brunson 15, Doncic 13. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas8:18 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
De’Aaron Fox is out for Kings tonight against the Celtics. Davion Mitchell will start at the point. – 8:17 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Davion Mitchell will be in the Kings’ starting line up vs Celtics. #SacramentoProud8:17 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
De’Aaron Fox (hand) will NOT play tonight vs #Celtics. #SacKings8:17 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox will miss tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a hand injury. He is conidered day-to-day. Davion Mitchell will start in place of Fox. – 8:17 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
De’Aaron Fox (hand) is out for the game vs Celtics tonight #SacramentoProud8:16 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
As this Heat game begins, we pause a moment to remember the tragedy that occurred nine years ago tonight in Boston, Massachusetts.
youtube.com/watch?v=FkxcY4…8:09 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Want to join the Kings on court for the National Anthem?
The first 10 @golden1cu members to stop by the Louder Together Booth at Sec. 120 before tonight’s game will get an exclusive “Anthem Flag” experience! pic.twitter.com/eySG6vTlEP8:00 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Caught up with former WNBA champ Yolanda Griffith earlier this week, when she dropped by Sacramento to speak at a Women’s Empowerment event hosted by the Kings. We talked about that, life as a Hall of Famer & wanting the Monarchs back in Sac.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/aWmHzspy3C pic.twitter.com/9nxD3eSSNR7:42 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
“Since he got here, even through the struggles, he found a way to bring the best out of each player.”
Rob Williams speaks on his developing relationship with Ime Udoka and the impact that our first-year head coach has made on the team.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…7:16 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Join us tomorrow as we say our final farewell to ARCO Arena 👑
MORE DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/9kr1NuXyZx pic.twitter.com/gIvX0Ke64H7:00 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Hearing De’Aaron Fox had an x-ray on the right hand. Long term prognosis is very good. Short term, there would be some pain and swelling but sounds like this is the something he can play through. The expectation is he will be out tonight vs. Boston. – 6:57 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Kings Update Regarding Richaun Holmes
📝 ⏩ https://t.co/Qjyri95p18 pic.twitter.com/HY3hyrQWQl6:36 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Load Mismanagement w/@jphanned is live @Underdog__NBA
• Embiid in/out???
• Suns/Bulls
• Red-hot Celtics
• Ice-cold Lakers
• LeBron?
• We getting Ja vs. Trae?
• Jokic/Mobley
• Justin’s Fastest 5 minutes
Taking your questions til tipoff!
➡️ https://t.co/S1L5CfJmz0 pic.twitter.com/8kiBKdPf8l6:30 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Top 15 moments in ARCO Arena 👑

No. 1: Mike Bibby’s Game Winner in WCF Game 5 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nWHSAzNvI26:30 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
The Kings have announced that Richaun Holmes will miss the remainder of this season due to personal reasons. – 6:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Sacramento Kings announced that Richaun Holmes is out for the remainder of the season due to personal reasons. – 6:28 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kings say Richaun Holmes will miss the rest of the season for personal reasons. – 6:27 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes is out for the remainder of the season due to personal reasons: pic.twitter.com/IpIKkcipAr6:25 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Sacramento Kings have announced Richaun Holmes will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season for personal reasons. – 6:24 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Kings announcer C Richaun Holmes will miss the rest of the season because of personal reasons. – 6:24 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
James Posey was in Boston for Kevin Garnett’s jersey-retirement ceremony and then hung out with his former teammates all weekend.
@James_Posey41 wrote about what went down, from Ray Allen and KG making up to the group placing bets on whether KG would cry: basketballnews.com/stories/even-a…6:12 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Jayson Tatum is averaging 26/8/4 this season.
Hall of Famer @Paul Pierce tells @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson the sky is the limit for Tatum in Boston
#BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/14Sd2Fb0fm6:06 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Take a look back at opening night when @montelljordan met with local community leaders at @ArdenFair Studio Session. pic.twitter.com/UTBE4CTVNG6:00 PM

Sam Hauser @Big_Smooth10
🚨 First ever Sam Hauser Basketball Camp this summer! 🚨
-July 25: entering 9th-12th graders
-July 26: entering 5th-8th graders
Improve your overall basketball game!
All camps will be help at SPASH Located in Stevens Point, WI.
Go register at samhauserbasketball.com5:18 PM

Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report
The #Falcons should trade Matt Ryan – 5:03 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
MRI reveals Stephen Curry suffered a sprained left foot ligament in Wednesday’s game vs. #Celtics, the team announced.
Curry will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Based on that timetable, Curry will miss March 30 game vs. #Suns in San Francisco.
#Warriors 2-1 vs. Suns this season. pic.twitter.com/LJXGWeJXam4:40 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Were the 2008 Boston Celtics champions the first Super Team?
Hall of Famer @Paul Pierce tells @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson their Big 3 was created by things falling in the right place at the right time. pic.twitter.com/zMBVd3vxhU4:04 PM