Boston Celtics Odds
The Boston Celtics are in final tune-up mode ahead of the playoffs as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. Locked into the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics have won three straight, including a 122-119 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Gordon Hayward set the tone in the win with 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, and Jayson Tatum added 29 points. The key for Boston’s final two seeding games is getting Kemba Walker back on track as he gets back in game shape after a knee injury.
The All-Star guard was held to four points on 1-of-9 shooting Sunday, though he played his personal bubble high of 32 minutes.
Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies are fighting for their playoff lives as they face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Having lost five of six since the NBA season restarted, the Grizzlies have seen their lead on the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference slip to a half-game, thus ensuring there will be a play-in series this weekend to determine the final spot in the playoffs.
The Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns all remain in play for the two spots. Memphis is coming off a 108-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors, but the Grizzlies did push the defending champs late in the game. Dillon Brooks has led the club in scoring for three consecutive games, averaging 23.3 points in that span.