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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Celtics Come to Their Senses & Return to Losing Like There's No Tomorrow

Your 2K14 TankingPalooza update: the Celtics (4-7 overall, 2-4 road) lost 106-88 tonight to the Timberwolves (7-4 overall, 5-1 home) at the Target Center. It was the second loss in two nights for the C's and third in a row overall.

After losing to Charlotte on Wednesday then the Blazers last night, this was a forgone conclusion. Yes, they somehow stole one from the Heat in Miami last weekend but Minnesota is a team that looks finally good again after years of rebuilding so they wouldn't underestimate the Celts like the Heat obviously did. Avery Bradley had 27 points, Brandon Bass added 14 points and seven rebounds while Vitor Faverani had nine points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Can somebody pleasetell him to relax? They've got games to lose here!

The good news for the Celts was that Jeff Green had two points on 0 for 6 shooting from the field and Jordan Crawford went 4 for 14 from the field for 10 points. That's it guys! Kevin Love (23 points, 12 rebounds) and monster Nikola Pekovic (20 points, 12 rebounds) killed Boston inside while Kevin Martin added 20 points and six rebounds.

If you like carnage, this upcoming week should be nice for Boston: they are in Houston (7-4) on Tuesday (8, CSN) followed by San Antonio (9-1) on Wednesday (8:30, CSN) and returning home to host the Pacers (9-1) on Friday (7:30, CSN). After starting the season with four losses then bouncing back with four straight wins, I think the Celtics are perfectly set up here for a beautiful lengthy losing streak. Is double digits too much to ask?

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