Thursday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on highlighted teams' names for complete schedules, scores, and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET and approximate.
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks - 8 p.m. (TV: Comcast Sports Net New England, TNT) The Atlanta Hawks sent their first round playoff series with the Boston Celtics to a game six with a 87-86 victory on Tuesday evening. The series returns to the TD Garden on Thursday night, where the Celtics will try to advance to the second round. Follow SB Nation Boston and Celtics Blog for further coverage.
Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 7 p.m. (TV: NESN) It'll be a bittersweet start to this weekend's homestand at Fenway Park, as the Boston Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians without longtime public address announcer Carl Beane, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Josh Beckett will get the start on the mound, while former Red Sox starter Derek Lowe will pitch for Cleveland.