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Tonight, the Celtics will wrap up the regular season when they head north of the border to play the Raptors. This game couldn't matter less. But, it also couldn't matter more. In my opinion, they should win this for the city of Boston. Here are tonight's five things:
5. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE RAPTORS:
This game is Toronto's last game of the year. So obviously they will play their hearts out. At this point, they have nothing to lose. If the Celtics are going to win this one, they'll have to earn it.
4. BETTER SHOOTING FROM PIERCE:
In Orlando, Paul Pierce shot a dismal, 4/12 from the field. He might not play tonight, but if he does, he'll need to improve this. He needs to get hot before they head to New York.
3. GIVE WILLIAMS AND WHITE A LOT OF PLAYING TIME:
They don't really need to do this to win, but they should just because they should. These two don't play a bunch, so it'd be nice of Doc to give them their chance to impress.
2. BETTER SHOOTING FROM GREEN:
If Green plays tonight, he'll need to shoot better. Against the Magic, Green shot just 6/17 from the field in 36 minutes. They'll need this guy to lead them in the playoffs. The playoffs start today.
1. WIN FOR BOSTON:
The least this team can do on the court for the dismantled city of Boston is win a dumb basketball game. That city's going through a rough time, they need something to lift their spirits.
Tip-off for this one will be at 8:00 pm ET. You can see it on CSN-NE and SNET.
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If it's worth anything: Kevin Garnett is standing as still as a statue in the middle of the practice floor, staring up at the banners.
— Greg Payne (@GregPayne_ESPN) April 16, 2013
The Celtics official twitter account relayed some comments from Celtics president Rich Gotham on the cancellation of tonight's game. In light of the events of yesterday, I think everyone can...
An expected, but classy gesture. Win this one for Boston.
Celtics president Rich Gotham said they're working on commemorative patches. Would wear them Wednesday & in playoffs.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 16, 2013
I expect all of the Boston teams to give gutsy, emotional performances when the playoffs kick off. And for this kind of tragedy to happen to a city...
In light of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon today, the game scheduled to take place tomorrow night in Boston between the Celtics and Pacers has been cancelled.
RT @nbapr The April 16 game between the Pacers and Celtics at TD Garden has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2013
I'm not sure anyone would be...
Raptors 114, Celtics 90
In the wake of the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Celtics had to find a way to compete in one final regular season game. With their playoff seeding pre-determined, and their players well-rested heading into the postseason, will they be able to harness the positive support surrounding the city in the aftermath...
9:18: At the half, the Raptors lead the Celtics, 59-49. They don't need to win this game, so I'm not upset about this deficit. But it'd still be better if they were ahead. Bradley and Pierce both have 11. Crawford has 7.
-Boston Celtics (41-39, 14-26 on the road) @ Toronto Raptors (33-48, 20-20 at home) Air Canada Centre, 8:00 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Ed Malloy, Tony Brown, Scott Twardowski Line: Toronto -5.5 (194) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at the Air Canada Centre The Celtics visit Toronto for the final regular season game of the year; just game #81 for Boston after Tuesday's home...
In a press release tonight, the Celtics announced that the NBA has canceled Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers:Out of respect to all those who have been impacted by the tragic events today in Boston, including members of the extended Celtics family, the Boston Celtics and the NBA have decided to cancel the game scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, between the Boston Celtics...
Yesterday, the unspeakable happened in Massachusetts when two explosives went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Whenever tragedy strikes, it impacts everyone and everything around it and helps in keeping thing in perspective. The Boston Celtics were […]
Before we get to the upcoming playoff series with the Knicks, let’s address the roster situation for the final two regular season games – Tuesday vs Indiana and Wednesday at Toronto. According to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg:
* PIERCE (ILLNESS) SITS OUT: Celtics captain Paul Pierce is battling a stomach bug and was told to stay home from practice on Monday. He’s still expected...
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics Wednesday night in what would be their final game of the season. It was the Celtics’ first game since the Boston Marathon tragedy that took place Monday, so in a classy move, the Raptors organization set up a touching series of events to pay tribute to all that were affected by the horrific bombings. First, both teams met at center...
With the playoffs quickly approaching and the Celtics seeding set in stone, there really is no reason to play their key guys other than get a rhythm going heading into the playoffs. That especially goes for the veterans.
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This was destined to feel a little strange. The Celtics took the court for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings not at TD Garden, but in Toronto, closing out the regular season with their 81st game in a matchup that meant nothing, against an opponent already greedily counting its draft lottery ping-pong balls.
Somehow, though, it felt even stranger than anticipated....
One of my favorite Celtics/Knicks moments with a little re-written history
Via the Herald's Steve Bulpett:
Celts-Knicks Game 1 Saturday at 3... Rest of schedule later.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
League will announce rest of 1st round schedule after late games are over.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) April 18, 2013
Look for C's-NY to get prime...