Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards

The 17 times champions Boston Celtics will take on Washington Wizards in their quest for the spot in the playoffs. Boston Celtics are currently standing in 7th place in the Eastern Conference while the Washington Wizards are in the 8th position. The winner of these two will confirm his place in the playoffs while the loser will have another chance to make it into the main round. Here, in this article, we will provide all the live streaming sources where you can watch the Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards play-in tournament game.

Boston Celtics have been one of the promising teams in recent years, making in three Eastern Conference finals in the last four years. But this year, they have fallen far below the standard they had set. Boston Celtics started the season with a bang, having a 7-3 record after the first 10 games of the season. But the season-ending injury to their star player Jaylen Brown set them back heavily. And letting Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets for free is also proving to be a costly mistake. The consequences of these blunders are showing up in the form of the Celtics having to play the play-in tournament for their place in the conference finals.

On the other hand, Washington Wizards did not have the start they were looking after. The Wizards were pretty dreadful at the beginning of the season, failing to win any of their first five games. But slowly, as the season progressed, the Capital team started to make their mark and now they have the chance to qualify for the playoffs. After the mid of the regular season, nobody was giving the Wizards a chance but they are now favorites to qualify for the playoffs.

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Boston Celtics roster for the play-in tournament

Following is the complete roster of the Boston Celtics for the play-in tournament.

  • Jayson Tatum (Power Forward)
  • Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)
  • Evan Fournier (Shooting Gaurd)
  • Kemba Walker ( Point Guard)
  • Payton Pritchard (Point Guard)
  • Marcus Smart (Point Guard)
  • Tristan Thompson (Power Forward)
  • Robert Williams (Center)
  • Aaron Nesmith (Shooting Guard)
  • Tacko Fall (Center)
  • Luke Kornet (Center)
  • Romeo Langford (Shooting Guard)
  • Carsen Edwards (Point Guard)
  • Grant Williams (Power Forward)
  • Semi Ojeleye (Power Forward)
  • Tremont Waters (Point Guard)
  • Jabari Parker (Power Forward) 

Washington Wizards roster for the play-in tournament

Here is the complete roster of the Washington Wizards for the play-in tournament

  • Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)
  • Bradley Beal (Shooting Guard)
  • Rui Hachimura (Power Forward)
  • Deni Avdija (Shooting Guard)
  • Daniel Gafford (Center)
  • Robin Lopez (Center)
  • Davis Bertans (Power Forward)
  • Raul Neto (Point Guard)
  • Alex Len (Power Forward)
  • Cassius Winston (Point Guard)
  • Thomas Bryant (Center)
  • Chandler Hutchison (Power Forward)
  • Anthony Gill (Power Forward)
  • Ish Smith (Point Guard)
  • Isaac Bonga (Power Forward)
  • Garrison Mathews (Shooting Guard)

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards kickoff time

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards kickoff time

Boston Celtics will take on the Washington Wizards on May 18th, 2021, at 9:00 PM ET time at TD Garden Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Boston Celtics will be looking to take home advantage and qualify for the playoffs.

TV Channels Broadcasting Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards.

Millions of fans around the world will be closely following this exciting match, which is on their hands. The NBA is being played in the USA mostly and there are various national and regional tv channels that telecast these matches. You can catch all the live-action of this match and the other matches on ESPN and TNT networks if you live in the USA. for all other fans, who are not residing in the USA, they can choose the TV channels from the following given table.

Europe

Country

Channel

Albania

Tring Sport

Andorra

Movistar+

Armenia

Setanta Sports

Austria

DAZN and Sport1

Azerbaijan

Setanta Sports

Belarus

Setanta Sports

Belgium

Eleven Sports

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Bulgaria

Diema Sport

Croatia

Arena Sport and HRT

Cyprus

CYTA and NBA TV International

Czech Republic

Nova Sport

Denmark

TV 2 Sport

Estonia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Finland

Ruutu+

France

beIN Sports

Georgia

Silknet and Setanta Sports

Germany

DAZN, Sport1 and NBA TV International

Greece

Cosmote Sport

Hungary

Sport1

Iceland

Stöð 2

Republic of Ireland

Sky Sports

Italy Italy

Sky Sport

Kosovo

Art Sport and NBA TV International

Latvia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Liechtenstein

Sport1

Lithuania

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Luxembourg

Eleven Sports and Sport1

Moldova

Setanta Sports

Montenegro

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Netherlands

Ziggo Sport

North Macedonia

Arena Sport

Poland

Canal+ Sport

Portugal

Sport TV and NBA TV International

Romania

Telekom Sport

Russia

MEGOGO

San Marino

Sky Sport

Serbia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Slovakia

Nova Sport

Slovenia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Spain

Movistar+

Sweden

Sportkanalen

Switzerland

DAZN and Sport1

Turkey

S Sport and NBA TV International

Ukraine

Setanta Sports

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Asia And Pacific

Country

Channel

Central Asia

SetantaSports

Indian subcontinent

TBD

China

QQ.com, Migu, Fujian TV, GreatSports Channel, and Guangdong Television

Hong Kong

Sports 2 World, ViuTV, and NBA TV International

Macau

Sports 2 World and NBA TV International

Indonesia

Vidio.com, O Channel (all matches on Indonesia), Champions TV, and NBA TV International

Japan Japan

Rakuten NBA Special

Brunei

AstroSuperSport

Malaysia

AstroSuperSport

South Korea

SPOTV

Mongolia

SPS

Philippines

TV5, One Sports, and NBA TV Philippines

Singapore

Hub Sports and NBA TV International

Taiwan

ELTA TV, and Eleven Sports

Cambodia

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Laos

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Thailand

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Tajikistan

Varzish TV

Vietnam

VTV Cab

Australia

ESPNandSBSViceland

New Zealand New Zealand

ESPN and NBA TV International

Pacific Islands

ESPN

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

ESP

North, South, and Central America

Country

Channel

Canada

TSN, RDS, Sportsnet, NBA TV Canada

Mexico

ESPN, NBA TV International, TDN

Caribbean

ESPN, Sports Max, NBA TV International

Costa Rica

ESPN

Dominican Republic

ESPN, CDN Deportes, NBA TV International

El Salvador

ESPN

Guatemala

ESPN

Honduras

ESPN

Nicaragua

ESPN

Panama

ESPN, Cable On da Sports, NBA TV International

Puerto Rico

ABC, ESPN, WAPA 2 Deportes, TNT, NBA TV

Argentina

ESPN, DIREC TV Sports ,NBA TV International

Bolivia

ESPN

Brazil

ESPN, SporTV and Band

Chile

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Colombia

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Ecuador

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Paraguay

ESPN

PeruPeru

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Suriname

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Uruguay

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Venezuela

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Africa and the Middle East

Country

Channel

South Africa

ESPN and e.tv

Israel

Sport 5

The Middle East and North Africa MENA

beIN Sports

You can contact your nearby Cable TV operator or Satellite TV provider to get access to these channels on your tv sets. Otherwise, Firestick and Google Chromecast are modern portable devices that can enable you to watch any channel on your TV.

How to watch Boston Celtics Vs Washington Wizards online – play-in tournament live to stream

If you are busy or have an appointment and do not have the time to sit on the couch and watch the game of your favorite team, you do not have to worry now. In this section, we will mention some of the online available applications that you can use to watch the game live on your mobile phone or TV while doing your daily chores. Following are the applications that can help you in this regard.

  • NBA official App
  • CBS Sports App
  • NBC Sports Washington’s live steam page
  • MyTeams app.
  • NBA TV PASS
  • Sling TV.
  • Players Klub app 

You can get access to these applications by simply buying a subscription to any of these and enjoy the unlimited fun of the NBA anywhere. 

Where can I watch Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards for free- live streaming   

Not every person would be inclined to buy these expensive passes. But still, their love for the NBA and their respective teams will force them to look for some online sources that stream the NBA for free. If you happen to be one of these, then you do not have to go through a tiring search on google as I will state here some of the free online sources that will stream the Boston Celtics Vs Washington Wizards play-in tournament game.

Here are the links to the site that you can use for the free stream of NBA games.

Boston Celtics season review

Boston Celtics season Review

Boston Celtics are one of the most dominant teams in the NBA in a decade or so, though their trophy columns do not really show the progress. The Celtics reached the Conference finals 3 times in the last four years. They lost to the Miami Heat in the conference finals last year by the score of 4-2. But this year, the Celtics have not been able to perform considerably well and their inconsistency and buckling down at the crucial moments has thrown them out of the top six. 

The Celtics have very deservingly found themselves in the play-in tournament and it will be a surprise if they do go past the in-form Washington Wizards.

This season, many teams have been affected by the injuries but they have learned to move on and perform well in tough situations but the Celtics seemed to be one who has not adjusted to life without their star player Jaylen Brown, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury. Jaylen Brown will be unavailable for the play-in tournament. And secondly losing Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets, and that too for free was the big mistake on the part of Celtics’ management.

The only positive this season has been their talisman, Jayson Tatum. Tatum along with the fellow 31 years old point guard, Kemba Walker have been instrumental in the Celtics wins lately. Most of the offensive load of the Celtics has been done by these two. While Marcus Smart in the defense has also been able to help his team out in the crunch moments.

The Boston Celtics have lost five of their last six matches. And going into the play-in tournament, this bad form is a big concern against the hot-running Washington Wizards.   

Washington Wizards season review

Washington Wizards season review

After the acquisition of the current triple-double king, Russell Westbrook in the pre-season, the Wizards were tipped for a higher spot in the Eastern Conference but the nagging injuries to Russell Westbrook and the other team-mates made life difficult for the Wizards. And that clearly showed in the early half of the season, with the record further stumbling to 13-20 midway through the season. 

But with the return of Westbrook and Bradley Beal’s run at the scoring title, the Wizards climbed the table swiftly, becoming a threat for the other teams in the conference. 

Bradley Beal has averaged 31.4 points per game this season, ranking him the second-best shooter and only second to the Warriors Stephen Curry. 

Many experts believe that the Wizards will be a challenge for the title this season, after their recent dominant performances. It should be an easy walk for the Wizards against the depleted Celtics, considering how badly Celtics have performed lately. But you never know with the Wizards, as they can go to mute very quickly.

The Washington Wizards have one of the worst defenses in the whole league. And this is one area that the Celtics can exploit. The Washington Wizards head coach, Scott Brooks has lamented the importance of defense in winning the games and is hopeful that his team will perform better in this department in upcoming play-in matches. 

One thing that every Wizard’s fan is excited about is how Russell Westbrook will fair in the main rounds. Westbrook has always been involved in some dramatic moments and it will surely be no different this time around as well.

Key Duels in Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards

Jayson Tatum vs Bradley Beal
Jan 8, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots against Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) in the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Tatum vs Bradley Beal

The two top scorers in the league will go head to head against one another in order to clinch a spot in the finals. Tatum single-handedly has carried the Celtics team to the play-in tournament after Jaylen Brown was ruled out for the rest of the season. 

Bradley Beal has also received enough support from his teammates. But still, he was able to notch crucial points for his team in the crunch moments.

It will be very interesting how the two will fair against each other when they will face each other on Tuesday night.

Russell Westbrook vs Marcus Smart

Russell Westbrook vs Marcus Smart

Russell Westbrook has been in fine form recently. And he comes to live in the playoffs, giving another edge to the Wizards. Russell Westbrook recently broke the record of Oscar Robertson for the most triple-double in the NBA. 

His match-up with Marcus Smart is one to be watched for.  

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