Raptors vs. Celtics: Lineups, broadcast info, injury reports for March 4

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Justin Quinn
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The Boston Celtics find themselves atop a three-game winning streak and sit squarely in the East’s fourth-place spot with a dangerous Kemba Walker manning the point and the general trend of the franchise’s health situation a positive one. After three-fourths of a critical stretch to close out the first half of their 2020-21 season, they find themselves having met the challenge presented to them by head coach Brad Stevens after a brutal road loss to the Atlanta Hawks the week prior.

They will finish that four-game run against the Toronto Raptors on their home court Thursday night, facing a resurgent Raptors squad much more focused than the mess of the team they last faced in Tampa.

Which version of Toronto they face at TD Garden remains a question after the Raptors have been forced to place a number of players into the NBA’s health and safety protocol, rescheduling multiple games before dropping another to the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

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Probable starting lineups

Boston Celtics

  • Jayson Tatum - forward

  • Daniel Theis - forward

  • Tristan Thompson - center

  • Jaylen Brown - guard

  • Kemba Walker - guard

Toronto Raptors

  • Yuta Watanabe - forward

  • Terrence Davis - forward

  • Aron Baynes - center

  • Norman Powell - guard

  • Kyle Lowry - guard

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How to watch or stream

Here's when you should tune in to see the game:

  • Date: 3/4/21

  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Boston

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Injury reports

The Celtics will continue to be without the services of veteran guard Marcus Smart (calf) and second-year wing Romeo Langford (wrist), but should otherwise be healthy as of 10 p.m. on March 3. Not including a number of coaches in the health and safety protocol, the Raptors will also likely be without several players in it as well, including OG Anunoby, Malachi Flynn, Patrick McCaw, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet. https://embed.sendtonews.com/oembed/?SC=kFOjh2XV1F-1182516-8380&autoplay=on&V=2&format=json [lawrence-related id=47331,47305,47291,47262] [listicle id=47261]

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