Wednesday , Feb , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – February 18

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – February 18 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics started the second half right where
they left off the first half on Tuesday, as they found themselves on the wrong
end of a 127-111 decision to the Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena.

Ricky Davis shot a scorching 11-of-12 from the field, recording a game-high 32
points off the bench as the Celtics dropped their third game in a row. Paul
Pierce pitched in with 27 points while Walter McCarty added 19 for Boston,
which has also lost nine of its last ten contests.

Boston fell to just 1-8 under new head coach John Carroll.

A leak in the roof briefly delayed the game in the third quarter when water
began to collect in a spot near midcourt. A ball boy sat near the spot with a
towel for the rest of the game.

Boston, which played the fourth leg of a seven-game stretch on the road, has
dropped five of six and seven of nine on the road and is 12-15 away from home
this season.

The Celtics, who defeated Sacramento earlier in the year, have dropped nine of
their last 11 to the Kings and have lost eight in a row in Sacramento.