Sacramento vs Boston Thu, Mar 14
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According to BBall Reference, the Kings have a 1.6% chance to make the playoffs while Boston is guaranteed. Will Boston play it safe today to conserve their players for the playoffs or will the Kings lose by 8? If I was the Celtics, I'd focus on player health as priority. I have a feeling the Kings will cover tonight.50%
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Boston.com: Kyrie Irving's triple-double leads Celtics past Kings 126-120
BOSTON (AP) -- Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics overcome a 17-point first-half deficit and beat the Sacramento Kings 126-120 on Thursday night.
It was Irving's second career triple-double. His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.
Jaylen Brown added 22 points, and Marcus Morris finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
It was Boston's second victory over Sacramento in eight days, and the Celtics' fourth win in five games overall.
Buddy Hield led Sacramento with 34 points. Harrison Barnes added 20, and De'Aaron Fox had 19 points, nine assists and seven rounds as the Kings lost for the 11th straight time in Boston.
Sacramento Bee: The Kings got Bagley back and had a fast start. It wasn't enough to stop the Celtics
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The Kings came into the game confident they could string together victories and continue their playoff push.
That confidence showed early against the Boston Celtics. Sacramento shot well early and led by 17 in the second quarter.
However, Kyrie Irving and Co. were determined to not fall on their home floor. They hit the Kings for 70 second-half points en route to a 126-120 victory Thursday night at TD Garden.Sign Up and Save
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Buddy Hield led the Kings (33-34) with 34 points.
Sacramento vs Boston injuries and projected lineup.
Fansided: How To Watch: Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics (Game 67)
The Sacramento Kings will continue on their four-game road trip tonight as they will face off against the Boston Celtics. Right now, the Kings are in need of a win as they are currently four-and-a-half games back from the eighth seed in the Western Conference standings.
As for the Celtics, they are sitting pretty comfortable in the East as they are the fifth seed in the conference, but are looking to make their way up to the top.
Tonight's game is a big one for both teams. Both squads are trying to make their way up in their respective conferences, so expect both of them to give it their all tonight.
Sacramento Bee: Kings rookie Bagley is cleared to play against Celtics in Boston
The Kings' top rookie is returning to the floor.
Marvin Bagley III will play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, the team announced this morning.
The 6-foot-11 forward missed the last five games because of a sprained knee suffered in an overtime home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 27.
Before the announcement, Bagley showed spring on a few dunks during the team's morning shoot-around. He said he felt confident but hadn't been told he would be cleared to play.
Bagley is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in 47 games this season.
Official Site of the Celtics: 3/14 Game Preview: Kings at Celtics
One team that has struggled on the road encounters another that's struggled at home when the Sacramento Kings visit the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
The contest is a rematch of a game that featured a crazy finish last Wednesday night in Sacramento.
In that matchup, the Celtics appeared headed for a win before Gordon Hayward fouled the Kings' Buddy Hield on a 3-point attempt with 7.6 seconds remaining. Boston led by three points at the time.
Hield made all three free throws to tie the score.
Without taking a timeout, the Celtics inbounded the ball to Hayward, who dribbled the length of the court and nailed a short jumper from the left side of the key for the game-winner with two seconds left.
Betting Prediction for Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics on March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Boston will WIN , Sacramento will Cover , and the Total will go Under .
The Boston Celtics can be one of the most frustrating bets in the NBA because they have all the talent in the world but the team chemistry can be foul. But they seem to be getting along now after a successful road swing where they went 3-1 SU and ATS and will face one of those teams they beat in the Sacramento Kings. The Kings have been feisty all season but started off their East Coast road trip with a six-point loss to the Wizards and have lost 10 consecutive games at TD Garden.The Celtics opened as 7-point favorites with a total of 226. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2HtjNVT