Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/21/12
8 a.m. ET: Two teams coming off discouraging losses will meet at the TD Garden for what could be an ill-tempered matchup. The Celtics return home fresh off an embarrassing loss to the Pistons on Sunday, while the Spurs visit after suffering a loss to the Clippers that left coach Gregg Popovish embarrassed and enraged. Few teams pride themselves on consistent, professional effort like the Celtics and Spurs, and few teams failed to live up to that example like those two teams in their previous games. In other words, everybody should be ready to go in this one. Join us for updates and analysis from the 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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