11 a.m. ET: Just when it seemed like things could not get any weirder for the Celtics, they upped the ante. Fresh off a two-day break thanks to the weekend’s snowstorm, the Celtics survived a three-overtime slugfest with the Nuggets on Sunday. They then promptly hit the road for a matchup in Charlotte on Monday night.
If the Celtics (27-23) have anything left in the tank, they can extend their win streak to eight games with a victory over the Bobcats (11-39). That will not be as easy as Charlotte’s record suggests, however. The Bobcats have pushed the Heat and Lakers to the limit in the last week, and as Celtics coach Doc Rivers marveled when the Bobcats visited the TD Garden last month, “they just keep playing.”
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will have their minutes watched closely, as they were stretched in Sunday’s win. Pierce played 54 minutes while putting up a triple-double and Garnett posted 47 minutes.
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