In less than five weeks, Celtics basketball will be back! Here is the 8 game schedule to finish out the regular season:
My guess is for a team that has already clinched a playoff spot like the Celtics, these games will resemble preseason ones more than regular season ones. The caveat is that Brad Stevens will want to get players minutes slowly up so they will be ready for a heavy playoff load. It will be a balancing act for sure.
Honestly I'd be pretty shocked if Stevens or Danny Ainge put an emphasis on wins and losses these eight games. They've always (wisely) valued health over seeding. And considering that there is no home court advantage in this year's playoffs, well seeding means even less.