The Celtics will try their damndest to cure Boston of its Super Bowl hangover this week.
While a simple win over the lowly Charlotte Bobcats tonight (7:30 p.m., CSNNE) won’t help much, watching Paul Pierce pass Larry Bird on the franchise all-time scoring list and a win later this week over the hated Lakers (Thursday, 8 p.m., TNT) may dull the pain a tad.
Pierce is just 10 points away from surpassing Larry Legend’s mark of 21,791 and will assuredly do it tonight against the 3-21 Bobcats. Charlotte is the worst team in the league, recordwise, and has lost 11 straight games.
The Bobcats are led by former Duke guard Gerald Henderson (15 ppg) and last year’s NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player and UConn standout Kemba Walker (12.3 ppg).
The youth movement has yet to pan out for the Bobcats, however, as they haven’t won since Jan. 14 at home against Golden State.
The Celtics, meanwhile, are on a four-game win streak and are winners of eight of their last 10 contests.
Rajon Rondo looked like his old self Sunday, dishing out 14 assists.
Paul Pierce posted his 10th straight game with at least 15 points Sunday against the Grizzlies. He will likely pass Larry Bird tonight on the team’s all-time scoring list.
John Havlicek is first on the team list with a whopping 26,395 career points.