On Sunday, the Eastern Conference semifinals portion of the 2017 NBA Playoffs get started as Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics host John Wall and the Washington Wizards. game 1 in Boston will feature the two teams' superstar backcourts on full display. The winner of the best-of-seven games series moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals, just one series away from the NBA Championship round. Will it be the No. 1 seed Celtics or No. 4 seed Washington Wizards moving on?

Matchup & odds

On Friday evening, both the Wizards and Celtics finished off their first round opponents in order to move on to this second round series.

Washington had an offensive outburst from the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal as the Wizards' backcourt combined for 73 points in a 115-99 victory to take Game 6. The Boston Celtics won in Chicago by a rout, defeating Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, and the Bulls 105-83. Avery Bradley scored 23 points with a very balanced overall Celtics' scoring effort that including leading scorer Isaiah Thomas finishing with just 12 points for the night.

The two teams met up four times during the regular season, splitting their games at two apiece, with the home team winning each time. Most recently they met back on March 20th, with Boston capturing a 110-102 home victory behind 25 points from Thomas. In late January, the Wizards won a home game 123-108 with Bradley Beal scoring 31.

The winner of this series heads to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The first game of this series will feature the Boston Celtics as 4.5-point favorites to win, or -190 on the moneyline. The Wizards will have an underdog price of +170 to win Game 1, with the over/under points total around 215.5 points for the game.

Boston is 15-26 against the spread at home with Washington just 17-23-1 ATS on the road.

How to watch it live

Game 1 of the Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics is scheduled for a 1 p.m. Eastern Time start on Sunday. Live televised coverage of this game will be shown on ABC across the United States. Live streaming is available through the ABC live stream area of the website.

However, it's only available to customers in specific cities across the U.S. including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

The game is also available for viewing through the WatchESPN website or compatible mobile apps. Cable and satellite customers with ESPN as part of their provider package should be able to log in and see the game feed using this service.

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