8 a.m. ET: There are three-game losing streaks, and then there is the type of three-game losing streak the Celtics bring with them back to Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics went winless on their road trip to Houston, San Antonio and Chicago, failing to crack 90 points in any game and letting all three opponents reach triple-digits in scoring. It was almost as ugly as those green-and-black things the Celtics call their alternate uniforms.
Next up is the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose 5-20 record suggests this game should be a walkover for the Celtics (12-12). The Cavs are a tricky bunch, though. Led by second-year point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavs have lost close games to the Knicks, Grizzlies and Heat, yet have been blown out by the Timberwolves and the Pistons. They are coming off a 113-99 loss to the horrid Raptors in which Toronto sub Amir Johnson almost outscored Cleveland’s entire bench on his own.
In other words, the Cavs should not be taken lightly, because the Celtics have no way of knowing which Cavs team will show up. They are sort of like the Celtics that way, honestly.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.