8 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett still will be walking through that door. The two Hall of Fame players were not moved at Thursday’s trade deadline, and as a result, they will finish at least this season in Boston.
Now the Celtics (28-26) can turn their focus to more immediate matters. Their first opponent on the post-trade-deadline schedule is the Suns (18-37), the worst team record-wise in the entire Western Conference. The Suns made a minor move Thursday, sending guard Sebastian Telfair to Toronto, but Telfair was far from the problem, and it will take more than minor tweaks to fix the hapless Suns.
Still, the Celtics cannot take any opponent lightly on the road. They recently lost a game in Charlotte, after all.
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