Games to watch Memorial Day weekend 2021: C's, Bruins, Red Sox

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How to watch Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox on Memorial Day weekend originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Memorial Day weekend 2021 will be a busy one for Boston sports fans as the Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox are all in action. 

The Boston Celtics will welcome the Brooklyn Nets’ Big 3 to TD Garden on Friday night. The Nets won the first two games in Brooklyn to take a 2-0 series lead but that might change when Kyrie Irving returns to Boston for Games 3 and 4.

Here’s the Celtics’ playoff schedule and how to watch this weekend: 

  • Friday, May 28: Nets at Celtics: 8:30 p.m. ET (NBCSBOS)

  • Sunday, May 30: Nets at Celtics: 7:00 P.M. ET (NBCSBOS)

The Boston Bruins will also host the Islanders  at TD Garden on Saturday night for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs second round. The B’s eliminated the Washington Capitals last Sunday and will face an Islanders team coming off a tough six-game series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston managed to win the last three games of the regular-season series and will look to build off that momentum in round two. 

Here’s how to watch the Bruins’ playoff games this weekend: 

  • Saturday, May 29: Islanders at Bruins, 8:00 p.m. (NBC10)

Last but certainly not least, the Boston Red Sox will play a three-game series against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park that begins Friday night. Recently, the Sox have been delivering at the plate, ranking in the top 3 in multiple offensive categories and are winners of five out of their last seven games. Martin Perez will get the start on Friday with Nate Eovaldi and Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Here’s how to watch the Red Sox’s games this weekend: 

  • Friday, May 28: Marlins at Red Sox: 8:30 p.m. ET (NESN)

  • Saturday, May 29: Marlins at Red Sox: 7:00 P.M. ET (NESN)

  • Sunday, May 30: Marlins at Red Sox: 7:00 P.M. ET (NESN)

What are the best NBA games to watch Memorial Day weekend?

If the Celtics pull off the tough task of taking down the Nets, one series Boston fans may want to take a look at is the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Miami Heat. The Bucks have taken a commanding 3-0 lead and are on their way to a possible sweep over Miami. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have been extremely dominant on both ends of the court, and while Game 1 went to overtime, Milwaukee won the last two games by a margin of 34 and 29 points, respectively. 

The Celtics will have a tough road ahead if they plan to meet this Milwaukee team in the future.

  • Game 4: Saturday, May 29 | Bucks at Heat, 1:30 p.m. ET (TNT) 

Another thrilling Eastern Conference matchup is the series between the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks. Heck, it might be the most entertaining series of the playoffs. Games 1 and 2 featured back-and-forth affairs both on and off the court. Trae Young and the Hawks now head home to State Farm Arena Friday night after a thrilling first two games at Madison Square Garden. After Young silenced the roaring New York crowd of 15,000 fans with a last-second dagger in Game 1, the Knicks rallied back to win Game 2 Wednesday night behind a 26-point performance from Derrick Rose.

  • Game 3: Friday, May 28 | Knicks at Hawks, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN)

  • Game 4: Sunday, May 30 | Knicks at Hawks, 12:00 p.m. CT (ABC)

What are the best NHL games to watch Memorial Day weekend?

In the Central Division, Bruins fans will want to tune in when two Eastern Conference foes battle in the second round. The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators in six games, while the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the interstate Florida Panthers in six games.

  • Game 1: Sunday, May 30 | Lightning at Hurricanes, 5:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

What are the best MLB games to watch Memorial Day weekend?

The Red Sox don’t face the New York Yankees for the first time this season until next weekend, but it wouldn’t hurt to check in on the AL East rivals. The Yankees are facing the Detroit Tigers for the first part of the holiday weekend, and then spending Memorial Day playing host to the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Friday, May 28: Yankees at Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET (YES Network)

  • Saturday, May 29: Yankees at Tigers, 4:10 p.m. ET (WPIX, MLBN)

  • Sunday, May 30: Yankees at Tigers, 1:10 p.m ET (WPIX, MLBN)

  • Monday, May 31: Rays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET (YES Network)