The Boston Celtics look to sweep their regular season series with the Sacramento Kings for the third straight year.

Catch the game tomorrow at 7:30 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Sacramento Kings (44-32, 21-17 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Keon Ellis
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Keegan Murray
  • Domantas Sabonis

Though on the heels of two encouraging wins–127-106 vs. the Utah Jazz on Apr 1st and 109-95 vs. the LA Clippers on Apr 3rd–the Kings lost to the New York Knicks on Friday, 120-109, and even blew a 21-point lead.

Here’s what’s worse: the Kings will also be on 0-days tomorrow and got extinguished the last time they faced the Celtics, 144-119. It was a defensive struggle as it featured the most points they’ve allowed in a single game all season – oh, and Jayson Tatum didn’t even play that night.

With all that, team stars De’Aaron Fox, and Domantas Sabonis will have their work cut out for them, especially with premiere Sixth Man Malik Monk already out for an extended period. They need to guide the group into a bounce back performance, both from that previous Celtics loss and the meltdown against the Knicks.

Keegan Murray, Keon Ellis, Sasha Vezenkov, and Trey Lyles, meanwhile, will continue aiding Fox and Sabonis on both ends.


HOME: Boston Celtics (60-16, 35-3 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Jrue Holiday 
  • Derrick White (day-to-day)
  • Jaylen Brown (day-to-day)
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kristaps Porzingis

As always, the number one overall seed Celtics are on a roll. They are 12-2 over their last 14 games, averaging 122.1 points per game with a +15.2 point differential. Also, they are on an 11-game home winning streak; their last loss in Boston was over two months ago.

Team leading scorer Jayson Tatum (27.4 PPG) is sure to be pumped as he was sidelined in their last meeting with the Kings, though it’s not like he’s heavily needed. They comfortably won by 25 without him, as five guys scored 20 or more – Jaylen Brown (28), Kristaps Porzingis (24), Jrue Holiday (21), Derrick White (28), and back-up point guard Payton Pritchard (20).

Boston is top two in points per game and offensive rating, and top five in points allowed per game and defensive rating, and such versatility and efficiency is showing with how far and away the team is over everyone record-wise.


Spread: Kings (+10)

Over/Under: Over (226)