Tuesday , Apr , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – April 13

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – April 13 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics continued to stumble into the
postseason on Tuesday with an 84-77 setback to the Miami Heat at the
FleetCenter.

Ricky Davis paced Boston with 25 points. Jiri Welsch collected 11 points and
seven boards for the Celtics, who have dropped five in a row.

Boston played without guard Paul Pierce, who is sidelined with a sprained
right ankle. Pierce suffered the injury during last Wednesday’s contest
against the Heat.

Boston is already locked into the eighth position in the Eastern Conference
and will face the conference-leading Pacers in the first round of the
playoffs. The two clubs met in the opening round of the postseason last year
as Boston ousted Indiana in six games.

The Celtics close their regular season slate on Wednesday against the lowly
Atlanta Hawks.

BOS