Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/17/14
When Rajon Rondo went down with his season ending torn ACL on January 25th, the Celtics were 5 games behind Atlanta, 6 games behind Brooklyn, and 6.5 games behind Chicago in the Eastern Conference standings. They caught the Hawks following Friday nights overtime win at the Garden, and now they can pull even with the Bulls if they are able to take care of business against the abysmal Bobcats tonight (the Nets will have to wait, although the C's have closed the gap to two games). A few things to look for in tonight's game: 1. Big minutes, and numbers, for Jeff Green - There are already rumors swirling about the Celts giving Paul Pierce the night off, and it makes sense. Pierce has appeared in all 62 games this season, and Charlotte is so bad (more on this in a moment), that Boston should be able to take care of the Bobcats without their captain. If Pierce sits, Jeff Green would likely slide into his spot in the starting line-up, and I'd expect a big game from him. Green has averaged...
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