8 a.m. ET: The Celtics ruin everything.
A little over a week ago, the Nuggets were just rolling along, winners of nine straight and looking like one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference. Since dropping a triple-overtime game in Boston, though, the Nuggets have seen their losing streak grow to three games and lurch into the post-All-Star break schedule just hoping to regain some momentum.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are expected to be in uniform for the Celtics, although that could change before Thursday’s trade deadline. The Celtics added journeyman Terrence Williams on Monday, but that is unlikely to be their last move as they try to add pieces to reinforce a roster devastated by injuries. If Danny Ainge’s history tells us anything, it is that nobody is off limits if he feels it could help the team.
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