The Celtics entered tonight's game in Philadelphia in a very intriguing position in the Eastern Conference playoff race. While the Miami Heat are certainly out of reach, and the Pacers and Knicks are in great position to grab the #2 and 3 seeds - the Celtics suddenly found themselves just one game back in the loss column of the Bulls, Hawks, and Nets. So while they have been sitting in the 7 spot for quite some time, home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs is staring them right in the eye. Of course to catch all three of those clubs, the C's would need to start winning on the road at a much better clip (10-18 entering the game). While winning at home is essential, winning 36% of your road games is just not good enough. For tonight at least - the Celtics got that message.
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