Preview, predictions, TV and injury report for tonight's Boston Celtics v Oklahoma City Thunder game

Wednesday, 03 April 2024 at 18:00
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On a Wednesday day in the NBA where up to nine games will be played, perhaps the most striking will be the one between Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder, two of the best teams in the competition. In the absence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the two stars of the game will be Jayson Tatum and Chet Holmgren.
The Thunder will serve as visitors on their second night of back-to-back. The Oklahoma franchise is coming off a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the return of Joel Embiid after two months of injury. With that loss, OKC is now 3rd in the Western Conference with a 52-23 record, tied with Minnesota Timberwolves (2nd) and very close to Denver Nuggets, leader with 53-23.
The Celtics, meanwhile, finally return to their home floor after their last road trip. Boston has won its last two games, but has been automatically first in the Eastern Conference for almost two weeks now. Right now they own a 59-16 record having won eight of their last 10 games. The two losses have been back-to-back losses, both to the Atlanta Hawks.
Expert predictions (Possible lineups and result).
The main predictions for tonight's game place the Boston Celtics as the favorite to win, especially due to the absences of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In addition, the potential lineups will be as follows:
  • Celtics: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Kristaps Porzingis.
  • Thunder: Josh Giddey, Aaron Wiggins, Luguentz Dort, Jaylin Williams, Chet Holmgren.
Schedule and TV.
The game will be played at 7:30 PM ET, and can be followed on ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and BSOK.
Injury report.
  • Celtics: Jaylen Brown (hand) and Jaden Springer (knee), questionable.
  • Thunder: Jalen Williams (ankle) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (quadriceps), ruled out.