8 a.m. ET: Back above .500 and quietly winners of four of their last five games, the Celtics return home from their two-game road trip to give the Utah Jazz their only taste of TD Garden cooking this season.
Al Jefferson, who has blossomed into one of the league’s best offensive big men, leads the up-and-down Jazz into Boston. After beginning the season with a win over the Mavericks, the Jazz dropped three straight and needed three overtimes in Toronto on Monday to even their record at 4-4. This is the second game in a four-game East Coast road trip for the Jazz, so the Celtics will have a chance to capitalize on their road-weary legs.
Rajon Rondo will look to extend his streak of games with double-digit assists to 32 games after he barely kept the streak alive Monday in Chicago. If Celtics coach Doc Rivers keeps to form, the starting lineup will stay a secret until shortly before gametime.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.