2012 NBA schedule: Celtics rest before Wednesday Spurs showdown

Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Celtics will have time to recover from a mixed four games in five days before facing the San Antonio Spurs at home on Wednesday.

The Boston Celtics only hit the hardwood once before Thanksgiving, hosting the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday with hopes of staying above .500.

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

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