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- The Celtics and the Nuggets will face off tonight in a battle between the two hottest teams in the NBA. The Nuggets arrive in Boston, riding a nine-game winning streak, which has shot them up to the fourth overall spot in the Western Conference. “They’re playing agenda-free basketball,” Doc Rivers explained. “It’s fun to watch.”
- Meanwhile, the Celtics hold a six-game winning streak themselves, the longest current streak in the Eastern Conference, including victories over the Lakers, Heat and Clippers. George Karl pointed to the emergence of Jeff Green as being a key factor in the streak, calling him a “wildcard, a guy that can have a good enough game to beat you himself.”
- Rivers canceled Celtics practice yesterday in the midst of the Nemo storm that slammed the greater Boston area with over two feet of snow. Boston’s head coach reflected on what he did with his extra time during the storm. “I went out on the blizzard night with my oldest son. He’s from Florida and he’s never been in one,” Rivers said. “We walked about a half a black and he wanted to turn around. It was really neat seeing the city though with no one in it.”
- With Boston’s subway and other public transportation not running at full capacity, it will be tough for many fans to attend the contest at the TD Garden.
– Brian Robb