*When Jason Terry starts this season, the Celtics are 10-6.
–When he does not, they are 2-6.
*Tonight is the 94th game in the last 3 seasons that Anderson Varejao has missed.
–The Cavaliers have a 22-71 (.237) record in the 93 games he has missed.
–They are 23-58 (.284) with him playing in the last 3 seasons.
*The Celtics have now given up at least 100 points in 4 straight games, tied for their 3rd-longest streak since 2007-08.
–In the first four seasons of the Kevin Garnett era (from 2007-08 to 2010-11), the Celtics had an average of 24 games per year in which they gave up at least 100 points to opponents. That was the lowest average in the league during that span.
–The Celtics are now on pace to give up 38 such games this season, which would finish in the middle of the pack.
*The Celtics’ current 4-game home winning streak is the longest current one in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics’ current 5-game road losing streak is tied for the longest current one in the NBA.
–The Celtics have now lost 5 consecutive road games, tied for their longest road regular season losing streak since 2011-12. Their longest regular season streak since 2007-08: 7 games (crossing between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons).
*The Celtics are 4-2 against the post-LeBron Cavaliers.
–Neither team has surpassed 93 points in any of the last 3 meetings.
*The Celtics are now 0-5 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 Minutes–
30. Walt Bellamy 38,940
31. Horace Grant 38,621
32. Paul Pierce 38,606 (Pierce needs 16 to move into 31st place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
3. Larry Bird 755
T-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 6,228 (Pierce needs 10 to move into 12th place)