The Boston Celtics take on Luca Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in a primetime matchup on national TV (as well as local TV). The Celtics currently sit sixth in the Eastern Conference standings as a frustrating run has left them with a .500 record of 15-15. There are signs of optimism from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. But the team has struggled to close out games this season. On the other side, Doncic continues to lead the way along with Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Tuesday’s game is set to air on NBA TV and NBC Sports Boston via your TV provider. If you don’t have cable and you live in the New England TV market, you can watch the game for free by signing up for fuboTV, which has a free trial. You can also watch the TNT broadcast nationally by signing up for Sling, which also has a free trial. Here’s how to watch the Celtics on TV and online.
Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks (NBA 2021)
Start time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Live stream: NBC Sports Boston | fuboTV | Sling – If you have cable and live in the New England TV market, you can use your login credentials to watch via NBC Sports Boston on mobile and WiFi-enabled devices. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game via fuboTV (if you live within market) and Sling (nationally).
Line, spread, betting odds: Celtics -1
More coverage via the Associated Press
Boston Celtics (15-15, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (14-15, ninth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston travels to Dallas looking to stop its four-game road losing streak.
The Mavericks have gone 7-8 at home. Dallas averages 12.3 turnovers and is 6-3 in games when losing the turnover battle.
The Celtics are 7-10 in road games. Boston is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.3% from 3-point range.
The Mavericks and Celtics match up Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luka Doncic is averaging 28.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Mavericks. Doncic is averaging 7.4 rebounds and 31.5 points per game over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers while scoring 26 points per game and shooting 39% from beyond the arc. Jaylen Brown is averaging 18.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 35.2% over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 119.3 points, 41.9 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 5.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points on 49.0% shooting.
Celtics: 4-6, averaging 109.3 points, 42.6 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points on 47.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: out (back).
Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Marcus Smart: out (calf).