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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, Game 49 preview and listings

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-39) will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they play the Boston Celtics (29-18) on Wednesday night. 

When: 7:30 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: The Cavs lost to the Celtics 128-95 on Nov. 30 in Boston. 

Cavs minute: This is Cleveland’s second of four meetings with the Celtics and the final visit to Boston this season. … Alec Burks (3,986) is 14 points shy of the 4,000-point mark for his career. … The Cavs have grabbed at least 10 offensive rebounds in 28 games this season, including Monday’s loss against Chicago. … Over the last four games, partially coinciding with Tristan Thompson’s absence because of foot soreness, Ante Zizic is averaging 16.8 points on 64.1 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds and 1.0 block in 30.0 minutes per game. … Jordan Clarkson scored double figures once again during Monday’s loss. He has hit that mark in all but five games this season and currently ranks third among all bench players in scoring, averaging 16.8 points. 

Celtics minute: Boston has won nine in a row at home. … Head coach Brad Stevens picked up his 250th regular season win on Monday night, joining Red Auerbach, Tom Heinsohn, Doc Rivers and K.C. Jones as the only other coaches in franchise history to reach that historic mark. … The Celtics are 23-3 when taking a lead into the fourth quarter. … With a few days before their marquee matchup against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, the Celtics are expected to rest Al Horford for the second time against the Cavaliers. … The Celtics rank second in 3-pointers made, trailing only Houston. … Kyrie Irving is shooting 60.3 percent from the field in his past four games. … Irving had a career-best eight steals on Monday. … Irving is also the first Boston player to have 10 games of 20-plus points and 10-plus assists in one season since Larry Bird did it 11 times in the 1986-87 season. 

Probable starters:


F Rodney Hood

F Cedi Osman

C Ante Zizic

G Alec Burks

G Collin Sexton


F Jayson Tatum

F Marcus Morris

C Aron Baynes

G Marcus Smart

G Kyrie Irving

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