How to watch Celtics vs. Suns: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday’s NBA game

Who’s Playing

Phoenix @ Boston

Current Records: Phoenix 42-16; Boston 31-27

What to Know

The Boston Celtics will take on the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at TD Garden after having had a few days off. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, Boston now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

The Celtics were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Monday as they fell 102-96 to the Chicago Bulls. The top scorer for Boston was shooting guard Jaylen Brown (23 points).

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 54-54 at the half for Phoenix and the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, but Phoenix stepped up in the second half for a 116-113 victory. Having forecasted a close win for Phoenix, the oddsmakers were right on the money. Their point guard Chris Paul did his thing and shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 28 points and eight assists.

The Celtics came up short against the Suns in the teams’ previous meeting in February, falling 100-91. Maybe Boston will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Suns are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Suns slightly, as the game opened with the Suns as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Boston have won seven out of their last 11 games against Phoenix.

  • Feb 07, 2021 – Phoenix 100 vs. Boston 91
  • Jan 18, 2020 – Phoenix 123 vs. Boston 119
  • Nov 18, 2019 – Boston 99 vs. Phoenix 85
  • Dec 19, 2018 – Phoenix 111 vs. Boston 103
  • Nov 08, 2018 – Boston 116 vs. Phoenix 109
  • Mar 26, 2018 – Boston 102 vs. Phoenix 94
  • Dec 02, 2017 – Boston 116 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Mar 24, 2017 – Boston 130 vs. Phoenix 120
  • Mar 05, 2017 – Phoenix 109 vs. Boston 106
  • Mar 26, 2016 – Boston 102 vs. Phoenix 99
  • Jan 15, 2016 – Boston 117 vs. Phoenix 103

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