Monday , Dec , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – December 6

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – December 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics try to get back on the winning track
this evening when they continue their five-game road trip against the Golden
State Warriors at The Arena.

Boston won both matchups with the Warriors last season and has won four of the
last five meetings. The Celtics have also won two straight in Oakland, but is
just 3-7 in their last 10 visits to the Bay Area,

The Celtics dropped the first leg of their trek on Sunday with a 119-105
setback at the hands of the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. Mark Blount posted
18 points with eight rebounds for Boston, which dropped its first game in four

Raef LaFrentz added 15 points and 14 rebounds while Paul Pierce chipped in 16

Pierce shot just 5-of-14 from the floor in the loss, but is averaging a team-
high 22.1 points-per-game. In two games against the Warriors last season,
Pierce averaged 26.5 points.

Boston, which will also visit Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles (Clippers) on
its trip, is just 2-5 away from home this season.