Series shifts to friendlier territory

The Boston Celtics are hoping that the confines of home will help them get off to a better start tonight in game three of this First Round series against the Atlanta Hawks.  The Hawks have gotten off to quick starts as evidenced by the 55-26 disparity in the opening quarters of their first two games.  Head Coach Brad Stevens is still pondering a lineup change for game three.

“We’ve got to be better at the start, but at the same time it’s not going to be just about the first six minutes,” said Stevens. “We’ve got to play well throughout the whole 48. [The Hawks are] playing at a really good level that we’re playing against. They’re a really good team. And so we have to play well.”

The Celtics center Kelly Olynyk  as well as Avery Bradley are still listed as day to day and without them, the offense has had difficulty in stretching out the Hawks defense.

Join your Celtics as they attempt to wrest a win out of the Atlanta Hawks tonight!  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and help cheer on your Celtics!

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Celtics fall to Cavs travel to Detroit

The Boston Celtics (14-11) got behind against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers last night and could never quite climb back out of the hole they dug for themselves.  Even after taking a 50-45 lead with nine minutes remaining, the Cavaliers went on a 12-0 run and never looked back.

“At the end of the game, when you’re trying to come back, you’re trying to whittle the lead away, they can just get a matchup they like and then keep you at bay because of their talent,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Now the Celtics must turn their attention to the Detroit Pistons (14-12) tonight.  The Pistons are coming off a 105-103 win over the Clippers last night.

“I like our group,” coach Stan Van Gundy told the team’s official website. “It’s stepping up and competing hard against good teams. We’re right there.”

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and cheer on your Celtics on the road!

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Boston Defense responsible for current record/streak

The Boston Celtics are finally honoring Head Coach Brad Stevens call for hard nosed defense, particularly in the half court, led by Marcus Smart.  Against the Rockets Monday night, the Celtics fell as far as 15 points behind before tying it up at the half.

“We were more locked in, hands were up, more deflection oriented,” coach Brad Stevens said of Boston’s defensive pressure after the first quarter.

The Celtics went on to beat the Rockets 111-95 after holding the Rockets to just 13 fourth quarter points.

It was announced today that Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale was released following the loss per league sources.  Assistant Coach JB Bickerstaff will take over as interim head coach.

The Celtics return home to face the Dallas Mavericks tonight.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics!

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