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Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb about the story first, then my reaction tabbed underneath it.
1. I was poking through the Celtics Blog forums and I saw a post from a guy about a Paul Pierce article he has access to but we can’t see. Either way, Pierce made reference to the fact that he probably should still be the go-to guy in the final two minutes of games. He also made a bold 60-win prediction (!!!) for the C’s this season.
TSN: Are the Celtics going to The Finals or what?
PIERCE: Yeah, why not? See, everybody’s been asking me about my numbers, but all I’m thinking about is wins and losses. If we win 60 games and do good in the playoffs and all our numbers are down, we’ll all be happy. I think we can do it.
TSN: Sixty wins? Are you serious?
PIERCE: Man, I’m an optimist.
2. The C’s are reportedly interested in free agent Esteban Batista, according to the Globe’s Marc Spears. Last season with the Hawks, Batista averaged 1.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He impressed in the FIBA Tournament playing for Uruguay. He led the tournament with 12.4 rebounds per game and third with 20.8 points.
3. Tony Allen, at Beckett Bowl: “(The knee) can’t get any better. I feel great. I’m fired up man. The biggest thing of the entire off-season was just to stay focused on the task at hand and get ready for the upcoming season.” (from FSN Blog)
4. Brandon Funston over at Yahoo! Fantasy Sports recently posted his “Big Board,” which rates players based on their fantasy value over the whole season. He’s got Kevin Garnett at No. 1, and KG was draft first in both of his “expert” drafts. KG’s cohorts Paul Pierce and Ray Allen also made appearances in the top 20 fantasy players, with Allen at No. 17 and Pierce No. 19.