The Boston Celtics found out earlier this week that Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce will be out for the game against the Celtics in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Pierce has a non-displaced fracture on his shooting hand and he will be out for possibly one month, but Pierce should be back with the Nets when they come to Boston on January 26th.
While the Celtics have battled inconsistency all season, they are leading the Atlantic Division because the Eastern Conference has been a joke this season. There are only two teams (Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat) with winning records. In November, the Celtics played 18 games in 30 days. They will only play 12 games in December. Their customary West Coast trip usually falls at the end of December, but this season the Celtics will head out to the Pacific time zone from January 5th through 12th. The Celtics will play only three games away from TD Garden in December. The Celtics have a chance to possibly put together a winning streak before their schedule gets tougher next month.
Here are a couple of tweets from Celtics’ players:
Happy thanksgiving to all! Today is a great day to give thanks for everything we have and have been blessed with. #Thanks
— Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) November 28, 2013
Since last Thursday was Thanksgiving, Kelly Olynyk wished his Twitter followers a “Happy Thanksgiving.” The Celtics may want to give thanks to the rest of the teams in the Eastern Conference because their mediocre play has the Celtics talking about a possible postseason berth early in the season. Before the season, the media and fans were talking about the Celtics tanking this year, but the Celtics might make the postseason due to the poor play from the other Eastern Conference teams. The season is still young, but there are many teams playing poorly in the East right now.
— Jeff Green (@unclejeffgreen) December 3, 2013
Jeff Green sent this tweet today. Green wants Celtics fans to give back in the Holiday season by using the hashtag #NBA Give BIG and #BOS. This is part of a NBA program to inspire charitable efforts around the world. Fans can join their favorite players and teams by sharing photos, videos, or stories from their community on Twitter and Instagram from November 25th through December 31st. They have to use the hashtag #NBAGiveBIG. This is the time for giving and he wants Celtics fans to not only give their support to the team, but to help out those in need.