We should expect nothing less from a high-scoring affair Friday night in Boston, as the two top-scoring teams in North America Sacramento Kings And the Boston Celtics They will be playing with each other for the first time this season.
For years, Sacramento has lived near the bottom of the Western Conference, but after making key offseason additions in Kevin Huerter, Malik Monk, Keegan Murray and head coach Mike Brown, the Kings have proven to be one of the best storylines of the 2022-23 NBA season so far.
They play hard, are the best scoring team in the NBA, and most importantly, they play well with each other. Chemistry means a lot in this league and right now, the Kings have a lot of momentum going into the holiday season.
As for the defending Eastern champions, the Celtics are once again led by Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown, one of the best scoring duos in the league.
Their defense will improve once Robert Williams III returns from a knee injury, but the offensive consistency the Celtics have found this season has been a pleasant surprise for them.
They currently have the best record in the NBA and Boston have only lost two games this month, neither of which came at home.
Can Sacramento pull off another upset win early this year or will Boston prove once again why they are the team to beat in this league?
Here’s how to watch the Friday night game with game times, TV, lineups, bios, and other must-know details.
How to watch Kings vs.
- Who is the: Sacramento Kings (10-7) – Boston Celtics (14-4).
- when: 8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 25, 2022
- where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- Television: NBA League Pass
- Stream: Fubo.tv click here
Key stats and facts for the Kings vs. Celtics
- The Sacramento Kings are coming off a 115-106 loss on the road to the Atlanta Hawks.
- The Boston Celtics came away winning 125-112 at home against the Dallas Mavericks.
- The Kings are just one of two teams in the NBA that have scored at least 100 points in all of their games, the other being the Atlanta Hawks.
- The Celtics are one of the best all-around offensive teams in the league, ranking second in team free throw percentage, third in three-point percentage and sixth in field goal percentage.
- Boston had defeated Sacramento in both regular season meetings a year earlier, outscoring the Kings by 82 total points in the season series.
March 18, 2022 – Celtics 126, Kings 96
Domantas Sabonis led the way for the Kings with 30 points, 20 rebounds, and 5 assists, but Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 62 points on 10-15 shooting from depth, giving the Celtics a massive offensive advantage. While Sacramento only had 15 points off the bench, Boston ended up receiving 45 points off the bench, which is a huge differential this game. The Celtics shot 22-40 (55.0%) from three-point range, outscoring the Kings by 27 points from perimeter.
Latest injury news:
Kings: no one
Celtics: Danilo Gallinari (knee – ACL) – out, Robert Williams III (knee) – out
Expected Kings Beginnings:
- J Dearon Fox6-3 guard: 25.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists
- J Kevin Huerter6-7 guard: 16.5 points, 3.4 assists
- Keegan Murray6-8 forward: 10.9 points, 3.5 rebounds
- F Harrison Barnes6-8 forward: 13.2 points, 5.7 rebounds
- F/C Domantas Sabonis6-11 Forward/Central: 16.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists
Celtics expected starts:
- J Marcus Smart6-3 guard: 11.3 points, 7.3 assists
- J Derek White6-4 guard: 10.2 points, 3.2 assists
- J/P Jillin Brown6-6 guard/forward: 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds
- Jason Tatum6-8 forward: 30.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists
- F/C Al Horford6-9 Forward/Central: 10.9 points, 6.7 rebounds
- The Celtics are currently eight-point favorites over the Kings as of Friday morning, according to the SI Sportsbook.
- Total/Under for this match is currently set at 235.5 total points.
What to watch:
- The Kings are currently ranked second in the league in offensive rating and 26th in the league in defensive rating.
- The Celtics are currently ranked first in the league in offensive rating and 20th in the league in defensive rating.
- Boston is 188-119 all time against Sacramento.
- The Celtics currently average 119.7 points per game, second in the NBA, and the Kings average 120.0 points per game, first in the NBA.
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