Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins will have to be creative Wednesday night when Boston hosts Memphis at TD Garden.
Both teams will be shorthanded for the game. Memphis will be playing its first game without reigning Rookie of the Year Ja Morant, who sprained his ankle against the Nets on Monday and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks.
Morant isn’t the only player who will miss the game for the Grizzlies, who will also be without Jaren Jackson Jr., Jontay Porter, Killian Tillie, Xavier Tillman Sr., Justise Winslow and De’Anthony Melton.
As for the Celtics, who can follow up Tuesday’s 116-111 win over the Pacers and claim their first winning streak of the year with a victory on the parquet, Tristan Thompson and Javonte Green will both miss the game while Jayson Tatum is listed as questionable.
Boston has won each of its last nine matchups against the Grizzlies, with Memphis’ last win coming almost five years ago, on January 10, 2016.
Here’s how to watch Celtics vs. Grizzlies.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC Sports Boston
Be sure to tune into NBC Sports Boston at 6:30 p.m. for “Celtics Pregame Live” presented by TD Bank. We will have complete coverage after the final buzzer with “Celtics Postgame Live” presented by Your New England Ford Dealers. You can watch both shows on the MyTeams App or by clicking here.