Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/16/13
8 a.m. ET: If the Celtics are looking for ways to improve off Tuesday’s 26-point loss to the Bobcats, they can start by not letting Gerald Henderson score 35 points. That is just a thought. Henderson and the Bobcats (14-51) are in town to face the Celtics (35-29), the only team they have beaten in their last 12 games. The Bobcats still own the NBA’s worst record, but they can boast two wins this season over the Celtics, with a chance at a third. With Paul Pierce expected to be back in the lineup and no back-to-back situation, there is no built-in excuse for Boston this time. Revenge has been strong in the Celtics’ hearts ever since they took care of business against the Raptors on Wednesday, as they were unable to do against the Bobcats the night before. From Pierce to Jason Terry to coach Doc Rivers, several members of the Celtics spoke with an edge at practice on Friday. This is the stretch run, and the Atlantic Division title and a more favorable playoff seed are in the Celtics’ sights. Join us for updates and analysis from TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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