Saturday night's game between the Celtics and 76ers could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview.
Boston and Philadelphia enter the primetime matchup as two of the hottest teams in the NBA. The Celtics have won eight of their last 10 contests, and the Sixers are currently on a five-game winning streak.
Both teams will lean on MVP candidates in Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid. They are two of the top six scorers in the league and play key roles on elite defenses.
After winning the previous two battles against Philadelphia, will Boston continue its run of dominance? Or can Philly take down the East's No. 1 seed?
The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates from Celtics vs. 76ers on Saturday. Follow along with all of the action right here.
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(All times Eastern)
9:30 p.m. — Oh my. What a rejection by Joel Embiid.
Defense ➡️ offense
Joel Embiid (11 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK) getting it done on ABC. pic.twitter.com/V2ABUgaRNH — NBA (@NBA) February 26, 2023
9:20 p.m. — The Celtics hit the 76ers with a 20-4 run, but Philadelphia won't let Boston create too much separation.
9:10 p.m. — Robert Williams III beats the buzzer with a midrange jumper. That was a highly competitive period.
Timelord just in time 🕰 pic.twitter.com/CLdvK2zt52 — Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 26, 2023
9 p.m. — Jayson Tatum put a little something extra on this one-handed slam dunk.
Tatum drives in for the slam 😤
Celtics-Sixers | Live on ABC pic.twitter.com/u1tz5WIbxG — NBA (@NBA) February 26, 2023
8:50 p.m. — A wild start in Philadelphia. The 76ers rattle off a 7-0 run, but the Celtics cut the deficit down to two before the first timeout of the quarter.
8:30 p.m. — An important note for the Celtics: Don't leave Georges Niang open in the right corner.
8:20 p.m. — The 76ers will roll with a starting five of James Harden, De'Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, P.J. Tucker and Joel Embiid.
8:10 p.m. — The Celtics will be starting Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams III.
Celtics vs. 76ers will air on ABC. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.
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Celtics vs. 76ers will tip off around 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 25. The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Here are Boston's next five games of the 2022-23 regular season:Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel Feb. 25 at 76ers 8:30 p.m. ABC Feb. 27 at Knicks 7:30 p.m. — March 1 vs. Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. ESPN March 3 vs. Nets 7:30 p.m. ESPN March 5 vs. Knicks 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Here are Philadelphia's next five games of the 2022-23 regular season:Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel Feb. 25 vs. Celtics 8:30 p.m. ABC Feb. 27 vs. Heat 7 p.m. NBA TV March 1 at Heat 7:30 p.m. — March 2 at Mavericks 7:30 p.m. TNT March 4 at Bucks 8:30 p.m. ABC