*The Celtics have had recent success on the 1st day of back-to-backs, but not on the 2nd.
–They began the season 0-2 on the 1st day and 2-0 on the 2nd day. Since, they have been 3-0 on the 1st day and 0-3 on the 2nd day.
–Celtics overall on 1st day of back-to-backs in 2012-13 — 3-2
–Celtics overall on 2nd day of back-to-backs in 2012-13 — 2-3
*The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team in the NBA this season to not lose a game with a halftime lead (record of 7-0).
–The Celtics were the 2nd-to-last team this season to lose a game with a halftime lead (began season 6-0). They are now 6-1.
–Last season, the Celtics were the last team to lose a game with a halftime lead. They started the 2011-12 season 10-0 when leading at halftime. It took the Celtics until their 25th game last season (88-87 loss to Lakers) to end the streak.
*Happy 56th birthday to Boston Celtics Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird.
–The only person in NBA history to be named the Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.
–He was a three-time champion, two-time Finals MVP, three-time regular season MVP and 12-time All-Star.
–His 24.3 points per game average ranks as the 17th highest in NBA history.
*Kevin Garnett has cracked the Top 25 of single-player plus/minus.
–Entering Friday, Garnett is 25th at +88.
*The Celtics are 7-3 this season with their current starting lineup of Rondo, Terry, Pierce, Bass and Garnett.
–They are 3-5 with other starting lineups.
–Paul Pierce is 8 assists away from 4,000 for his career–
–All-Time Three-Pointers Made–
10. Steve Nash 1,621
11. Glen Rice 1,559
12. Jason Richardson 1,553 (Richardson needs 7 to move into 11th place)
–All-Time Regular Season Games Played–
16. A.C. Green 1,278
17. Terry Porter 1,274
18. Kevin Garnett 1,273 (Garnett ties Porter for 17th place on Friday)
–Celtics History: All-Time Steals–
1. Larry Bird 1,556
2. Paul Pierce 1,525 (Pierce needs 32 to move into 1st place)
3. Robert Parish 873
4. Rajon Rondo 871 (Rondo needs 3 to move into 3rd place)