*In 3 career games against the Boston Celtics, Glen Davis is averaging 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, both of which are his best against any NBA team.
–It is a product of him receiving more minutes with the Magic than he did with the Celtics, but he has started only 1 of his 3 career games against Boston.
–Although he is accumulating good statistics against the Celtics, Big Baby has yet to beat his former team. He is 0-3 against the Celtics in his career.
*The Celtics have won their last 5 meetings overall with the Magic.
–The last Celtics loss to the Magic: Exactly 23 Months Ago – Christmas 2010 (86-78, Magic victory)
–Celtics starting lineup for Christmas 2010: Nate Robinson, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O’Neal
–Magic starting lineup for Christmas 2010: Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Brandon Bass and Dwight Howard
*Sunday night marks Jameer Nelson’s 534th career NBA game.
–He has played all of his NBA games with Orlando. In Magic franchise history, that is the 3rd most games for one player. Only Nick Anderson (692) and Dwight Howard (621) have played more in an Orlando uniform.
–With 10 made field goals on Sunday, Nelson would move into 5th on the Magic all-time list of field goals made. He currently has 2,533 and is chasing Anfernee Hardaway (2,542).
–With 5 defensive rebounds on Sunday, Nelson would move into 7th on the Magic all-time list of defensive rebounds. He currently has 1,341 and is chasing Bo Outlaw (1,345).
–With 6 turnovers on Sunday, Nelson would move into 3rd on the Magic all-time list of turnovers. He currently has 1,154 and is Darrell Armstrong at 1,159.
*After their victory on Friday night, the Celtics have now won their last 4 games that have been played on 1-day rest.
–On 1-day rest this season, they are 4-1 overall and are averaging 102.8 points per game.
–The Celtics’ lone loss on 1-day rest was more than 2 weeks ago to the Philadelphia 76ers on November 9.
*The Celtics remain one of 3 NBA teams yet to lose a game in which they have had a halftime lead.
–Celtics are 4-0 after leading at the half.
–The 76ers have the most halftime leads without a loss (5). The Bobcats are the other team (3-0 with a halftime lead).
–Chris Wilcox remains 2 defensive rebounds away from 2,000 for his career–
–Celtics History: All-Time Assists–
5. Paul Pierce 3,971
6. Jo Jo White 3,686
7. Rajon Rondo 3,685 (Rondo needs 2 to move into 6th place)
–All-Time Three-Pointers Made–
7. Dale Ellis 1,719
8. Rashard Lewis 1,705
9. Paul Pierce 1,703 (Pierce needs 3 to move into 8th place)
–All-Time Free Throws Made–
12. Reggie Miller 6,237
13. Bob Pettit 6,182
14. Paul Pierce 6,172 (Pierce needs 11 to move into 13th place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Steals–
1. Larry Bird 1,556
2. Paul Pierce 1,519 (Pierce needs 38 to move into 1st place)
3. Robert Parish 873
4. Rajon Rondo 866 (Rondo needs 8 to move into 3rd place)