Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – April 1

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – April 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics fell to the Portland Trail Blazers,
105-98, on Wednesday at the FleetCenter.

Ricky Davis paced Boston with 27 points, as he connected on 12-of-19 shots
from the field. Paul Pierce chipped in 23 points, nine rebounds and five
assists for the Celtics, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Chucky Atkins added 14 points and eight assists for Boston, which is one game
behind the New York Knicks for the seventh position in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics are off until Friday when they host the Golden State Warriors. It
will be the second and final meeting of the season between the two teams. On
December 29th, the Celtics defeated the Warriors, 100-91, at the Arena in
Oakland.

Davis has scored in double digits in four straight games. He has averaged 15
points and 4.3 rebounds in that span.

BOS