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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, Game 21 preview and listings

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-16) will conclude their two-game road trip against the Boston Celtics (11-10) on Friday night. 

When: 7 p.m.

Where: TD Garden

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: This is the first matchup between the two teams since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals — a contest won by Cleveland 87-79. 

Cavs minute: This will be the first of four regular season games against the Celtics (Jan. 23 at BOS, Feb. 5 at CLE, Mar. 26 at BOS). … During Wednesday’s loss against the Thunder, the Cavs had three players grab double-digit rebounds. It was the first time that happened in a game since March 25, 2018 at Brooklyn. … Collin Sexton recorded his first career double-double on Wednesday night, becoming the first rookie to post at least 20 points and 10 rebounds since Tristan Thompson on March 19, 2012. … Sexton has scored in double figures in each of his 10 starts, including five 20-point efforts. He is averaging 18.9 points and shooting 47.8 percent from beyond the arc in 34.4 minutes while filling in for injured George Hill. … Jordan Clarkson tallied a season-high 25 points in 32 minutes off the bench at Oklahoma City. He has scored in double figures in 18-of-20 games this season, including four 20-point outings. He ranks 4th among NBA bench players in scoring, averaging 16.0 points. Cedi Osman recorded his third career double-double on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. 

Celtics minute: This is the first game of a back-to-back for the Celtics. … They have won three straight games in the first leg of a back-to-back. … Former Cavalier Kyrie Irving topped 10,000 points and 2,500 assists earlier this season. … Boston is 0-3 this season when being held below 100 points. … Boston ranks fourth this season in points allowed, giving up 104.3 per game. … The Celtics have six players averaging double figures in scoring, led by Irving who is averaging 22.0 per night. … The Celtics are the league’s second-best team at defending 3-pointers, holding opponents to just 32.1 percent from beyond the arc. 

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Larry Nance Jr.

C Tristan Thompson

G Rodney Hood

G Collin Sexton


F Marcus Morris

F Jayson Tatum

C Aron Baynes

G Marcus Smart

G Kyrie Irving

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