Thursday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on any team's name for complete schedules, scores and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET.â†µ
National Basketball Associationâ†µ
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - 8 p.m. (TV/Radio: CSNNE/WEEI): The Celtics will be gunning for their fourth win in a row when they make their first regular season visit to Brooklyn on Thursday night. Boston crushed the Nets in the preseason at Barclays Center, winning 115-85 on Oct. 18. The Celtics are coming off a 98-93 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday evening.â†µ
Baylor Bears vs. Boston College Eagles - 3 p.m. (TV/Radio: ESPNU/WEEI 850): An extremely young BC team takes on 16th-ranked Baylor in the opening round of the Charleston Classic in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon.â†µ
UMass Minutemen vs. Providence Friars - 7:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN): The A-10 and Big East square off Thursday evening in the Puerto Rico Tip Off when the Minutemen take on the Friars. UMass head coach Derek Kellogg returns four of five starters from a team that went 25-12 last season.â†µ
National Football Leagueâ†µ
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills - 8 p.m. (TV: NFL Network): Patriots fans can kick back and relax on Thursday night while two division foes battle in chilly Buffalo. A Bills victory would give the Patriots a three game lead in the loss column over the Dolphins.