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Boston Celtics (40-39, 13-26 on the road) @ Orlando Magic (20-59, 12-27 at home) Amway Center, 7:00 pm on CSN/WEEI Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Kevin Scott, Zach Zarba Line: Celtics -4 (195.5) On the heels of a Frdiay night loss at Miami, the Celtics make the trip to Orlando to play the Magic. The Magic enter the game after winning their last contest against Milwuakee on Wednesday. With a win tonight, the Celtics clinch the 7th seed in the upcoming playoffs. This game is pretty much irrelevant, as they will likely finish with the second worst record in the NBA regardless of the outcome. The two teams have met twice so far this season, with both games ending in favor of the Celtics. PROBABLE STARTERS Boston Celtics PG: Avery Bradley SG: Paul Pierce SF: Jeff Green PF: Brandon Bass C: Kevin Garnett Orlando Magic PG: Beno Udrih SG: Maurice Harkless SF: Tobias Harris PF: Andrew Nicholson C: Nikola Vucevic INJURIES Kevin Garnett, PROBABLE (Ankle) Paul Pierce, PROBABLE (Ankle) Rajon Rondo, OUT (Knee) Jared Sullinger, OUT (Back) Jameer Nelson, DOUBTFUL (Ankle) Arron Afflalo, OUT (Hamstring) Glen Davis, OUT (Foot) WHAT TO WATCH FOR NOTES Boston Celtics rankings: Pace:…
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From the Celtics official twitter feed:
Paul Pierce & KG are traveling with the Celtics to Miami but neither will play against the Heat due to sore left ankles. Both are day-to-day
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 11, 2013
Sore left ankles, huh? Convenient their "injuries" are identical and can both fit in one tweet. The fact that Pierce and Garnett are making...
Extended highlights from courtesy of yesterday's blowout in Orlando courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD.
Jeff Green finished with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Paul Pierce with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal. The Big Ticket with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
Ray Allen put on a Boston uniform in 2007 and helped raise Banner 17 that very same year. He spent the next four years trying to help his teammates and the city of Boston raise 18, always coming up short. Most of the time that was at the hands of LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
So, this year, when Allen decided to turn down more money from Boston to move to their chief rival in...
From the club's official twitter feed:
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will likely play tonight as the C's look to leave Florida with a win against the Magic: on.nba.com/111OmSy
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 13, 2013
After yesterday's loss Jason Terry called this evening's contest a must win. The fact that Pierce and Garnett are both playing suggests the team...
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, still hasn’t let go of the feelings of betrayal he felt was exhibited by former teammate and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, when he took his beautiful jump shot to South Beach last summer.
According to a story via HoopsWorld, Pierce and Allen have yet to have a conversation, with the Celtics forward conceding that his feelings were hurt.
Despite an inefficient night from Pierce, the Celtics pounded the Magic.Well, they did it. For better or worse, the Celtics have clinched the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, thereby avoiding a first-round matchup with the Miami Heat. Instead, Boston will face the New York Knicks, a team which has had considerable success against the C’s throughout the season.But all of...
A night after resting starters Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Celtics coach Doc Rivers says that both will be in the starting lineup against the Orlando Magic.
With Boston having already clinched a playoff berth, Garnett and Pierce both sat out the Celtics' loss Friday night at Miami.
Boston can secure the seventh seed in the playoffs with a victory against the Magic on Saturday...
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Business was thus completed. The Celtics secured the seventh seed, avoiding the No. 8 spot and the unwanted draw of the top-seeded Miami Heat in the first round.
The Celtics will likely open the playoffs next...
After the Celtics locked up the East's 7th seed with their blowout win in Orlando last night, the Knicks have just clinched the #2 spot by defeating the Pacers this afternoon, setting up what could be an epic first round battle between Boston and New York. Three weeks ago I suggested it might be in the C's best interests to try to make this matchup happen, but after New...
Paul Pierce still has not gotten over the sight of Ray Allen in a Heat jersey.
3 p.m. ET: Jeff Green is not expected to miss any time with the left elbow bruise he suffered late in Friday’s loss to the Heat, so the Celtics should be at full strength — or what amounts to full strength for them, anyway — when they visit the Magic on Saturday.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are slated to return for the second leg of this road back-to-back, one of two the...
They should have called the fight almost from the moment the game started.
Boston came in with the mentality that this was a must-win game to lock up the seventh seed and a date with New York in next week's Playoffs. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce sat out last night's game against Miami to rest for the Playoffs, perhaps anticipating that this one might be an easy win....
The Celtics-Heat rivalry has been strong ever since the self-proclaimed King James decided to famously take his talents to South Beach. Miami had the talent, but Boston had the experience—up until last year when the new big three, donning Miami red, captured the allusive NBA championship and Boston and Miami’s roles were immediately changed. Tonight will most definitely have...
Celtics 120, Magic 88
The Celtics clinched the 7th seed in the East as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce returned to action for a tune-up against the Magic. The C’s are now guaranteed to take on the New York Knicks in the first round of the Playoffs.
Jason Terry may have been correct when he quipped that the Magic were “terrible” on Friday night, and insinuated...
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On road: 13-25
At home: 34-4