When last these two teams met 9 days ago, the Celtics were able to win their seventh straight game in a crazy triple overtime affair. Unfortunately, the 3 overtimes took so much out of the team that the streak ended the next night as they lost to the Bobcats. The red hot Nuggets their own 9 game win streak stopped by that triple OT loss.
After the loss to the Bobcats, the Celtics got back on the winning track with a win over the Bulls and so come into this game looking for their second straight win. The Nuggets, however skidded into the break with 3 straight losses on the road. They are looking to right the ship as well as to avenge the loss in Boston as they return home again for this game.
The Celtics are 8-2 in their last 10 games while The Nuggets are 7-3 in their last 10. The Nuggets have one of the best home court advantages playing in the thin mile high air and boast a 22-3 home record. The Celtics have struggled somewhat on the road with an 8-15 record.
This game begins a 5 game road trip for the Celtics and in the back of their minds, I'm sure they will be thinking of having to face the Lakers on Wednesday in yet another back to back set. The Celtics signed Terrence Ross on Monday and was with the Celtics for shootaround, but was unable to practice with the team as they are waiting on the release paperwork from his Chinese team.
Celtics look to continue winning while Nuggets seek to avenge triple OT loss
Celtics Blog | Feb 19