Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/3/13
8 a.m. ET: Things have not gone the Celtics’ way lately, either on the court or off. The Celtics return to TD Garden on Wednesday hoping not only to get back in the win column but also to welcome back Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who were out of commission on Monday. Pierce was back home to deal with a personal matter and the Celtics hope it is just a one-game absence. Garnett, who has missed eight of the last 10 games, is tentatively scheduled to come back Friday. But Boston certainly would not object to him returning early. If there is any welcome news for the Celtics (38-36), it is that their opponent is the Pistons (25-50). Following a 1-13 March, the Pistons started off April with a rare victory on Monday, but math tells us that still gives them a 1-14 record in their last 15 games. Join us for updates and analysis from TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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