7:30: Well, tonight the Celtics will be forced to play the now proud Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies, who are 19-9, have oddsmakers favoring them by 2.5 points in this one. Memphis is not a great road team, as they are just 6-6 away from the FedEx Forum. The Celtics, who are just 14-16 overall, are 9-5 at the Garden but haven't won there since December 19. Tonight will feature the highly anticipated return of Avery Bradley, who missed the first 30 games with a shoulder injury. Star point guard Rajon Rondo is currently listed as questionable with a hip injury. Tip-off is in about a minute, and please keep checking for updates here after every quarter.
8:09: The first quarter just ended and things are looking up for the guys in green. After Memphis came out with an 11-4 run, the Celtics answered with a run of their own. Thanks to 3 threes from Pierce and 3 assists from Rondo, the Celtics have a 26-25 lead. Avery Bradley has two points on 1/2 shooting.
8:38: Let's just say, the Celtics didn't show up. Despite going into the second quarter with a 1 point lead, Boston trails the Grizzlies at the half, 50-41. The Celts started out fast, but mid-way through the quarter they fell apart. Memphis went on a quick 11-0 run that put them ahead for good. The Celtics are playing horrible defense and they need to make some changes soon if they are to win.
9:26: Like the second quarter, the third quarter was very forgettable. The Celtics never really put up a fight as they were outscored 25-18 in the quarter. The Grizzlies seemed to make everything, while Boston seemed to forget how to play. After three quarters at the Garden, the Celtics trail 75-59. They'll need a big fourth quarter to win.
10:00: It's over. Memphis has won 93-83. Another loss for this pathetic Celtics team. But I'll give them some credit in this one. If it wasn't for their bad second quarter, they might've won. Paul Pierce led the team in scoring with 17 points, followed by Garnett with 12 and Rondo with 11. Bradley had just 4. Stay here at CG. Post game and USOTN coming soon.