ESPN will host Friday’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and LA Clippers, with tip off set for 10:00 p.m. ET in the STAPLES Center. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.
If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are quite a few streaming services offering free trials for one or two weeks. You can check YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV and be able to stream this Friday evening NBA contest.
The Celtics enter Friday’s game with an 11-9 record, coming off a 116-111 road loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Boston have lost three of their last four games going into this one. The Celtics were not at full strength on Wednesday night with Marcus Smart (calf), Kemba Walker (knee) and Payton Pritchard (knee) all out of the lineup. Of these three, only Walker is expected to return to the court on Friday — though Jaylen Brown is questionable with a knee injury.
The Clippers come in with a 17-6 record, which is just 0.5 games out of having the best record in the NBA. Los Angeles is coming off a 121-99 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night and won four of the last five games. The Clippers knocked down 20 3-pointers in the win, led by Paul George’s 36 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the three-point line. Patrick Beverley will sit out this game with a knee injury.