The Celtics have bounced back from a stretch where they had lost six of eight games to put together two of their best wins of the season - blowout victories of the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. They'll now try to keep it going on the road when they visit the Orlando Magic Friday night to start a three-game trip.
Jayson Tatum, who was the Celtics' leading scorer with 23 points in the 119-95 win over the Grizzlies before leaving in the third quarter with a groin injury, won't play tonight and Jaylen Brown, who missed the Memphis game with an ankle sprain, also won't play Friday as the C's quest to put together their regular lineup, all healthy at the same time, will have to wait at least another game (the trip continues Sunday at New Orleans and Tuesday at Miami).
The Celtics will also be without center Enes Kanter (right hip contusion).
The Magic come in having lost three of four, including a home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, since beating the Lakers in L.A. on Jan. 15. It's the first of four meetings this season between Boston and Orlando. The C's host the Magic on Feb. 5.
Here's how to watch NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics vs. Magic, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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ANALYSIS AND REACTION
BEFORE THE GAME: At 6 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Kyle Draper, Mike Gorman, Brian Scalabrine, A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Abby Chin. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream.
AT HALFTIME: Tune in to watch a breakdown of the first two quarters on Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream.
AFTER THE GAME: As soon as the game ends, tune to Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford for analysis, commentary and player reaction. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the live stream.
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