*Before the Celtics victory over the Bulls on November 12, 2012, the Celtics had only won once in the previous 6 meetings.
–The Celtics’ 101 points on November 12 were the most by either team in the last 7 meetings.
*The Chicago Bulls are 10-3 this season in games in which they’ve attempted more free throws than their opponent (3-7 otherwise).
–Opponents have attempted more free throws than the Celtics in 15 games this season. The Celtics record in those games is 6-9 (6-2 otherwise).
–The Bulls attempted 31 free throws (24 made) and the Celtics attempted 16 free throws (16 made) in their first matchup this season. Those 7 missed free throws by the Bulls were the difference.
*Tonight is the Celtics’ first game on a Tuesday since opening night against the Miami Heat.
–The Celtics have played on each of the other 6 days since then.
*The Spurs came into Saturday’s game as the 5th best three-point shooting team in the NBA, and they did not disappoint.
–The Celtics surrendered 12 threes to the Spurs, which was a season-worst for the Celtics.
–The Celtics are now 1-7 when giving up at least 8 three-pointers to an opponent this season in regulation.
*On Saturday, Tim Duncan tied his worst career field goal percentage when attempting more than 10 shots – 15.4% (2 for 13) on November 13, 2007 vs. the Lakers.
–The last time that Tim Duncan scored 5 or fewer points in a game was about a year ago (December 29, 2011).
*The Celtics have now lost 4 consecutive road games, their 2nd-longest road losing streak since 2011-12. Their longest streak over the last 2 seasons: 5 games (February 10 to 22, 2012).
–The Celtics are also currently on a 4-game home winning streak.
*For the second consecutive game, the Celtics will be playing in a game where both teams are in the Top 3 in the league in Team Assists per Field Goals Made.
–1st: San Antonio (.639)
–2nd: Chicago (.636)
–3rd: Boston (.631)
*The Celtics are now 0-4 this season in games that they used the starting lineup of Rondo, Lee, Pierce, Bass and Garnett.
–The starting lineup of Rondo, Terry, Pierce, Bass and Garnett is 9-4.
–All-Time NBA Regular Season Games Played–
15. Charles Oakley 1,282
16. A.C. Green 1,278
T-16. Kevin Garnett 1,278 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 16th place)
–All-Time NBA Minutes–
8. Gary Peyton 47,117
9. John Havlicek 46,471
10. Kevin Garnett 46,452 (Garnett needs 20 to move into 9th place)
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30. Walt Bellamy 38,940
31. Horace Grant 38,621
32. Paul Pierce 38,575 (Pierce needs 47 to move into 31st place)
–All-Time NBA Three-Pointers Made–
6. Peja Stojakovic 1,760
7. Dale Ellis 1,719
8. Paul Pierce 1,717 (Pierce needs 3 to move into 7th place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
3. Larry Bird 755
4. Kendrick Perkins 646
T-4. Paul Pierce 646 (Pierce needs 1 to move into sole possession of 4th place)
–All-Time NBA Free Throws Made–
11. Charles Barkley 6,349
12. Reggie Miller 6,237
13. Paul Pierce 6,226 (Pierce needs 12 to move into 12th place)