Originally posted on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 4/17/13
Strange game as the Celtics rounded out their season losing their 81st game finishing just over .500 with a record of 41-40.  Not much to really report from this game as the Celtics playoff positioning is secured in the seven seed.  Terry and Garnett both got the night off and Pierce played just 14 minutes all coming in the first half.  This game was played with a palpable ‘get me to New York to face the Knicks’ feel, and I cannot blame the Celtics in this one.  The second season starts on Saturday and I am shaking in my seat with anticipation.  I am going to mail in my transition into the bullet points for this one due to late season fatigue, but I will be back on my A-game come playoff time, I promise.Jeff Green continues to be stagnant playing with the Celtics starting unit, I maintain my previously held belief that he would be best suited playing with the second unit.  With the playoff rotation very much in flux it will be interesting to see which player combinations Doc ends up putting on the floor to try to get some offensive flow withoutPaul Pierce did look good in the minutes he did play, shooting 5-7 from the field with 11 points.  You know… for what its worth.Jordan Crawford continues to do Jordan Crawford-y things (see: draining a half court shot, flailing limbs in the lane, hacking defense, and some sneaky nice passing.)Courtney Lee playing at a relatively high level will be necessary in the playoffs, especially against the Knicks who have more guards than the president.  He played a run-of-the-mill 30 minutes in this game expect Lee to get much less in the playoffs, but be expected to be a defensive stopper off the bench– particularly to defend likely 6th-man of the year J.R. Smith.Fab (ulous) Melo sighting tonight in what was a thirty point game for much of the third quarter.  He finished with an inspired two points and two rebounds in 17 m5inutes.I cannot wait until Reggie Evans retires and Quincy Acy takes his place as the leagues prototypical “great rebounder, slightly dirty, piss-off-opponents guy with a bald head and a scraggly beard.”The NBA playoffs are just around the corner and while there is a boring two-day buffer between now and the post-season tip-off, all of Boston’s hard work over the last 81 games will all come to head in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knickerbockers.  Seems like just yesterday we were talking about Bo McCallebb and his pesky Fenerbahce team. This Celtics team has certainly gone through a lot, expect some season reviews and playoff previews in the coming days from the Celtics Town team.Follow Jesse on Twitter: J_duderanch
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