Boston's season has had some ups and downs, and arguably the biggest down so far was a blowout 103-83 loss at the hands of the now 2-9 Detroit Pistons. Although Rajon Rondo pushed a double-digit assist streak into its 34th game, the team's other stars were stagnant in their fourth game in five nights -- something that will happen to an aging team.
They'll have plenty of rest before their next game, which comes Wednesday against a much tougher opponent. The Spurs are 8-2, thanks to some of the same familiar faces -- Tim Duncan leads the team with 17.8 points and 9.6 rebounds, Tony Parker is next with 14.2 points and a team high 7.9 assists, Manu Ginobili led the squad with 20 off the bench -- and some newer figures -- Danny Green and Gary Neal are each averaging double digits as well. However, they're without Kawhi Leonard, who will be out for an extended period of time with a quad injury. The two squads have each been around the top of their conference for as long as most NBA fans can remember, so the game should be a good one.
Here's a look at the game:
Wednesday: San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet New England