After 28 games, the Boston Celtics sit at 14-14 -- not exactly the type of start to the 2012-13 season that Doc Rivers or Celtics fans imagined.
Headed into Saturday's games, the Celtics find themselves in third place in the Atlantic Division. The New York Knicks lead the division with a 21-9 record, while the Brooklyn Nets, who recently fired head coach Avery Johnson, are in second place with a 15-14 record.
Boston leads the Philadelphia 76ers by one full game -- but two in the loss column. The Toronto Raptors (10-20) are in last place.
If the regular season ended on Friday night, the Celtics would be the No. 8 seed int he Eastern Conference, and would take on the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
Luckily for Paul Pierce and the C's, the season didn't end on Friday, and the Celtics still have plenty of time to better position themselves in the Eastern Conference:
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