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With the playoffs quickly approaching and the Celtics seeding set in stone, there really is no reason to play their key guys other than get a rhythm going heading into the playoffs. That especially goes for the veterans.
The 35-year old Jason Terry for one missed the last game against Orlando. Apparently he could miss more than that with some "bothersome" legs.
Jason Terry could miss both the last two games. Doc said his legs are bothering him.
— Celtics Town (@CelticsTown) April 15, 2013
The ailments don't end there, apparently Celtics captain Paul Pierce is fighting some sort of "illness" and did not practice today.
Paul Pierce missed practice today with an illness. still expected to play tomorrow #Celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) April 15, 2013
If it were me, I'd rest both guys until the playoffs, there is very little benefit to playing them.
Should the Celtics play their veterans over the next two games?
BEST OF MAXIM
Before we get to the upcoming playoff series with the Knicks, let’s address the roster situation for the final two regular season games – Tuesday vs Indiana and Wednesday at Toronto. According to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg:
* PIERCE (ILLNESS) SITS OUT: Celtics captain Paul Pierce is battling a stomach bug and was told to stay home from practice on Monday. He’s still expected...
Boston Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce did not attend practice Monday due to an illness, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England.Team officials told reporters that Pierce's illness is nothing to be overly concerned about, as he's expected to be in the team's lineup today against the Indiana Pacers. Blakely described the illness as Pierce being "a bit under...
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.
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.
Tonight, the Celtics will wrap up the regular season when they head north of the border to play the Raptors. This game couldn't matter less. But, it also couldn't matter more. In my opinion, they should win this for the city of Boston. Here are tonight's five things:
5. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE RAPTORS:
This game is Toronto's last game of the year. So obviously...
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...
Paul Pierce needs no motivation to play against New York. Why would the Knicks give him any?With a win last night over Indiana, the New York Knicks clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference and a first-round matchup against Boston. Given both teams’ recent history against each other, it’s probably not a surprise, then, that today’s big news is that Carmelo Anthony...
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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...
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...
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....