Jan 15, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Jared Sullinger (7) is guarded by Toronto Raptors forward/center Amir Johnson (15) during the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Week At A Glance: March 23-March 29

Mar 21, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) and center Kris Humphries (43) watch from the bench during the second quarter of a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics fans, it may be hard to believe – or maybe not, depending on your feelings about this year! – but there are only 12 games left on the Cs’ schedule this season.

Interestingly enough, for a team that is not going to make the playoffs, the Boston Celtics be cognizant of the fact that every single one of these twelve games matter, albeit not in the traditional sense.  As deep as this year’s pool of NBA prospects may be, there are only a small handful that seem destined to become perennial All-Stars in the league, and the Celtics are currently in danger of playing themselves out of the chance to draft one of these can’t-miss players.

Here is Boston’s schedule for the upcoming week:

March 26: Toronto Raptors

March 28: at Toronto Raptors

Seriously?  That’s it?  The Celtics enjoy a Saturday-Tuesday break following their loss to the Brooklyn Nets, play two games in three nights, and then get Saturday off?  What kind of schedule is that?

Doesn’t Commissioner Silver realize that all of this rest might help Boston win a few more games before the season ends?!?

Toronto has been a huge surprise this season, and as their double-overtime loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder proved, they’re legit,

especially on the road, where they have the third-most wins in the Eastern Conference.   Still, the Raptors are playing four games this week, including a back-to-back that has them playing in Cleveland on Tuesday.    You know the Celtics would love to beat up on their division rival once, if not twice, this week, and with such a light schedule, Boston is primed to do exactly that.

My picks?  I think Boston goes 1-1 against Toronto this week, winning Wednesday night but coming up sort on the road in Toronto on Friday.  Pray that I’m wrong, Celtics fans!

 

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