Saturday features an exciting NBA Playoffs doubleheader starting with fans watching Celtics vs. 76ers live streaming and televised coverage. The Boston Celtics were able to defy many of the experts and capture the first two games of the series against a Philadelphia 76ers team that seemed capable of sweeping. Now they'll try to win a third-straight game in Philadelphia, but the 76ers will be ready. Here's the latest game preview including matchup odds, television start time, and how to watch the Celtics vs.

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Game 3 preview

While a lot of fans and experts thought the Sixers would make quick work of a Celtics team without Kyrie Irving this postseason.

However, their playoffs experience led the way thanks to key performances from Boston's talent such as Terry Rozier and Al Horford. Rookie Jayson Tatum also showed why he is among the top rising stars among the 2017 draft class. Rozier had the top performance in Game one with 29 points, while the rookie Tatum finished with 21 points in Game two. Al Horford added a double-double of 13 points and 12 boards in that second game, a 108-103 win.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers [VIDEO]' rookie Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz were pretty much non-existent in Game two. Simmons managed to score just one point all game after getting no field goal attempts.

Fultz sat out the game due to a coach's decision and now the team everyone thought might challenge for the Eastern Conference championship is down 0-2. However, an ESPN report indicated that former Sixers star Allen Iverson gave Simmons a call which may have provided him with some necessary playoff advice.

The Sixers will also have home-court advantage for tonight's crucial Game three, though. As of this report, Philadelphia is a favorite by 9.5 points at home with a -600 moneyline price. They went 30-11 at their home gym this past season. The Celtics, who were 28-13 on the road, are underdogs priced at +425, while the over/under points total is 206.5 points for the complete game.

How to watch live

Saturday night's Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers [VIDEO] game is scheduled for a 5 PM Eastern Time start. Game three of their 2018 NBA Playoffs series will be shown on ESPN channel, where available. For cable and satellite subscribers with the channel, a live streaming feed is available through the WatchESPN website or compatible apps.

Those viewers without cable or satellite can still watch the Celtics vs. 76ers game live streaming online. To do so, a free trial of a channel streaming service is needed. These include popular options such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now which each have ESPN as part of their different channel lineups. See more details at any of their specific websites for how to sign up and watch tonight's NBA game live online.