Found April 13, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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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 is definitely interested in heading back home with a victory.  With 3 games remaining the Celtics magic number to clinch the East's #7 seed is 1; just a single win by Boston or a Bucks loss will get it done.  And since Milwaukee closes the season against Denver and OKC, it's extremely likely the C's don't actually need to win another game until the playoffs start. Having said that, it's worth noting that Boston's record currently stands at 40-39.  Since an impressive victory over the Clippers on February 3rd (part of the 7 game streak immediately following Rajon Rondo's ACL tea...
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