Tonight, the Celtics will play their first game of a four-game home stand when they host the Pistons. They need this game. It they start losing at home, then it's all over. They'll still be pretty much guaranteed a playoff spot, but a chance at a title would be better. Here are tonight's five things;
5. KEEP CRAWFORD HOT:
Recently, Jordan Crawford has played very well. In Minnesota, Crawford scored 11 points on 5/11 shooting. With all the bad stuff that's happening to them, they need him to play well.
4. HOPE LEE'S HEALTHY:
Courtney Lee has not played a legitimate game in weeks. Against the Wolves, he was able to last a somewhat decent seven minutes. They need him back and healthy very soon.
3. KEEP WILLIAMS HOT:
Terrence Williams hasn't been a big scorer since joining Boston, but that changed on Monday. Williams scored 14 points on 6/10 shooting, good for second on the team. It'd be nice to have him continue to improve.
2. DO NOT LOSE YOUR HOME MOMENTUM:
We all know that the Pistons aren't a great team, but that doesn't make this one easy. If they lose this game, their season will be over. This game is a must-win. THEY CAN'T LOSE.
This one's pretty much the same as number two. They need to win. If it's by one, I'm fine. Right now, I only see two things: winning and losing. No close wins or blowout losses.
Tip-off for this one will be at 7:30 pm ET. You can see it on CSN-NE and FS-Detroit.