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Mike Felger thinks the Celtics planned to lose to the Bobcats.Why? Well, the C’s benched Paul Pierce, and then gave Kevin Garnett just 21 minutes of playing time. The reason for that, according to Felger, is simple: Being the 6th or 7th seed means they don’t have to play the Heat until the Conference Finals, whereas a 4th or 5th seed means they have to play the Heat one series sooner.
CSNNE: Felger: ‘Seed management’ loss for Celtics
Call it playing down to your opponent, not caring about a game, taking a night off, or even just getting in the Easter spirit by laying an egg but the Celtics were flat out awful last night. The Celtics had no lack of motive to beat the Bobcats tonight, given they already fell victim to the trap game once this season. But one “respected” member of the Boston media seems to think that the ...