Monday , Mar , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – March 29

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – March 29 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics try for their third consecutive win
this evening when they face the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena.

On Sunday, Ricky Davis scored all of his 13 points in the first half to lead
Boston over Philadelphia, 89-65, in blowout at the FleetCenter.

Jiri Welsch and Mark Blount also each tallied 13 points for the Celtics, who
moved one-half game ahead of the idle Cavaliers for the eighth and final
playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Boston, which has won 10 of its last 14 games, held the 76ers to just 23
points in the first half and 27 percent shooting for the game

The Celtics, who are 3-6 in Monday games this season, have lost two straight
and eight of their last 12 games on the road and are 16-20 away from home this

New Jersey has won two of three from the Celtics this season, but has lost 12
of the last 19 matchups, including three straight and seven of the past 11 as
the hosts.