*In each of his last 3 games, Paul Pierce has shot worse than 40% overall, shot worse than 40% from three-point and scored less than 15 points. This is the first time in his career that he has a streak like this of at least 3 consecutive games.
–Over his last 3 games, Pierce has shot just 27.9% (12 for 43) from the field and 16.7% (2 for 12) from three-point.
–In his previous 6 games, he had shot 52.4% (55 for 105) overall and 50.0% (18 for 36) from three-point.
*On Saturday against the Warriors, Kevin Garnett had a plus/minus of -25, which was his worst plus/minus in a single game in his Boston Celtics career.
–His 2nd worst plus/minus as a Celtic: -22 on Jan 4, 2009 at the New York Knicks.
–The last time Garnett had a plus/minus of -25 or worse: Feb 5, 2007 at the Houston Rockets.
–His worst career plus/minus: -42 on Jan 29, 2002 at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
*Oddly, the 2012-13 Celtics have the same winning percentage on the 2nd night of back-to-back as they do when playing on 1 day of rest.
–Celtics record on zero days of rest: 4-4 (.500).
–On 1 day of rest: 6-6 (.500).
–On 2 days of rest: 0-4 (.000).
–On at least 3 days of rest (excluding opening night vs. Miami): 4-0 (1.000).
*The Sacramento Kings have won their last 3 home games, tied for their longest home winning streak over the last 3 seasons.
–The last time the Kings won more than 3 home games in a row: November-December 2009.
*No Aaron Brooks for the Kings Sunday night against the Celtics because of an ankle injury. Before Sunday, he had played each of the team’s 29 games this season.
–The Kings are 9-6 when Brooks scores double-digit points this season.
–1-13 when he does not this season.
*The Celtics are 8-1 against the Kings since the 2007-08 season.
–Boston’s only loss: their last meeting (March 16, 2012 at Sacramento).
*In the New Big Three Era, the Celtics have a 23-16 record without Rajon Rondo playing.
–2012-13 … 1-3
–2011-12 … 8-5
–2010-11 … 9-5
–2009-10 … 1-0
–2008-09 … 0-2
–2007-08 … 4-1
*The Celtics are 10-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 95 points this season.
*The Celtics are nearly unbeatable at home when Avery Bradley plays at least 10 minutes. The Celtics are extremely awful without Bradley on the road.
–Since the beginning of the 2011-12 season, the Celtics’ home regular season record when Bradley plays at least 10 minutes: 20-4 (.833).
–Their road regular season record when Bradley plays less than 10 minutes or not at all: 6-17 (.261).
*The Celtics regular season records with and without Bradley are also staggering.
–Regular season with Bradley playing at least 10 minutes: 34-15 (.694).
–Regular season without Bradley playing 10 minutes: 19-27 (.413).
–All-Time NBA Points Scored–
22. Ray Allen 23,244
23. Adrian Dantley 23,177
24. Paul Pierce 23,169 (Pierce needs 9 to move into 23rd place)