*If the Celtics lose on Friday, it will be their first six-game losing streak since April 2007.
*The Celtics are 5-5 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.
–It is better than their 1-5 record on 2 days rest.
*Although the Celtics lost on Thursday, they outscored the Knicks, 50-32, in the paint.
*The Celtics shot 40.8% on Thursday, making it 3 consecutive games that they shot worse than 41% from the field.
–This tied their longest streak of shooting worse than 41% from the field in the Kevin Garnett era (including the playoffs).
*Last night was Rajon Rondo’s 27th career triple-double, including the playoffs.
–The Celtics are now 23-4 in those games, but 2-3 in their last 5 such games (21-1 in first 22 such games).
*After shooting 51% from the field & 41% from 3PT in October/November 2012, Jason Terry has a 37% field goal percentage & 32% three-point percentage since.
*Recent Meetings: Celtics vs. Hawks
–After winning their first 3 games at Philips Arena in the Kevin Garnett era, the Celtics have lost 4 of their last 7 there.
–All-Time NBA Points Scored–
20. Charles Barkley 23,757
21. Paul Pierce 23,386
22. Ray Allen 23,373 (Allen needs 14 to move into 21st place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Assists–
4. Bill Russell 4,100
5. Paul Pierce 4,095 (Pierce needs 6 to move into 4th place)
6. Rajon Rondo 3,932 (Rondo needs 164 to move into 5th place)
–All-Time NBA Three-Pointers Made–
5. Chauncey Billups 1,787
6. Peja Stojakovic 1,760
7. Paul Pierce 1,755 (Pierce needs 6 to move into 6th place)