Sunday , Apr , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Claim Top Seed

Leon Powe had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading a makeshift lineup of Celtics who were never threatened in a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats that not only clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, but set the NBA record for biggest single-season turnaround."If you could write a script on the way to clinch home-court, this would probably be it," Rivers said.Boston’s trio of stars, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, didn’t play. Pierce was not with the team after his daughter was born Friday night. Rivers held out Allen and Garnett to give them a breather with the start of the playoffs two weeks away. [ESPN]