Extra Pass: Celtics gaining momentum again

Published February 12, 2023, 2:08 PMJC Ansis

The Celtics hope to keep their winning streak alive when they the on the Grizzlies tomorrow.


What's up with the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics just got off an up-and-down rollercoaster ride and are now back on the winning track.

After losing four of six games, the Celtics have now won three straight, the recent one was a 127-116 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. In that game, Boston played without Jaylen Brown (facial swelling), Marcus Smart (ankle), and Al Horford (knee), but it hardly mattered as Jayson Tatum came up big again for the squad.

Tatum paced Boston with 41 points and Derrick White complemented their star with a career-high 33 points. Mike Muscala, who was acquired at the trade deadline from the OKC Thunder, had 12 points in his Celtics debut.

What's up with the Grizzlies?

The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, were on a three-game skid before they won two games in a row.

In their win over the Timberwolves, Memphis shot 40 percent from the 3-point area. Ja Morant tallied 32 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists to lead the Grizzlies' attack.

Morant had a similar line in their last meetup with the Celtics, which the Grizzlies lost. This time around, though, Memphis will field newcomer Luke Kennard, who they got from LA Clippers.

Where to watch

The Celtics and Grizzlies clash early tomorrow morning live at 3:00 AM on NBA League Pass.