*Jeff Green, who is now averaging 10 points per game on the season, has scored at least 15 points in his last 3 games, his first such 3-game streak with the Boston Celtics.
*Courtney Lee returns the Toyota Center for the first time since leaving the Houston Rockets.
–In his career, Lee has never beaten the Rockets. He was 0-2 with the Nets in 2009-10 and 0-2 with the Magic in 2008-09.
*The Mavericks’ 27 turnovers on Wednesday were the most by their franchise since 1994.
–It was the 2nd most turnovers forced by a Celtics team since the 2004-05 season (the most: 28 turnovers by the Portland Trail Blazers on March 9, 2012).
–The 2012-13 Celtics are 9-2 when forcing more turnovers than they commit (3-7 otherwise).
*The Celtics current starting lineup of Rondo, Terry, Pierce, Bass and Garnett own the 10th best plus/minus (+35) for a 5-man combination this season.
–1st in the league: Grizzlies starting lineup (Conley, Allen, Gay, Randolph and Gasol): +81.
–The Celtics are 9-4 with their starting lineup of Rondo, Terry, Pierce, Bass and Garnett this season (3-5 otherwise).
*Around the NBA:
–The New York Knicks are on pace to become the first team in NBA history to finish with more three-pointers made than turnovers in a season. They current have 264 threes and only 234 turnovers. (Via Inside the NBA)
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
3. Larry Bird 755
4. Kendrick Perkins 646
5. Paul Pierce 645 (Pierce needs 1 to tie Perkins for 4th place)
–All-Time NBA Three-Pointers Made–
6. Peja Stojakovic 1,760
7. Dale Ellis 1,719
8. Paul Pierce 1,713 (Pierce needs 7 to move into 7th place)