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Sunday Notebook: Celtics-Nuggets Game Still On (As of Now) For Tonight, Pierce Is Still A Big Believer In This Team

The snow has come to a merciful stop here in New England, but digging out from 2+ feet of snow remains a pretty daunting challenge for the rest of the region so hopefully everyone is staying safe out there. While the Bruins game at the TD Garden was postponed last night due to the Blizzard, as of right now, all signs point to the Celtics playing the Nuggets as scheduled tonight at the TD Garden at 6 p.m. Denver arrived in Boston late last night after flying from Cleveland after their ninth straight win.

However, one looming problem will be the fact that Massachusetts will be without public transit for all of today, with the MBTA shut down until at least Monday due to all of the snow. This reality will make it incredibly tough for a lot of fans and Garden workers to make it to the game. We’ll keep you posted here at CH on any updates from the team and NBA on the game’s status, but with Denver being from out West and both squads here, my guess is they will give it a go. Hopefully C’s do something to reimburse or reward fans who can’t make it in on public transit. If the game goes on, CelticsHub will make the trek and be on the scene with full coverage.

Another article to check out this morning is from the always great Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald who has plenty of great quotes about the C’s investing in bonds with themselves despite the injuries:

“I just think you have good character guys in here who respond well to adversity,” Pierce said. “That’s why we’re able to play well through the injuries.

“We’ve come together. We’ve become even closer. A lot of people don’t have any expectations for us right now, but we have expectations, and we understand what they are in this locker room. We’re going to continue to thrive and play to our expectations. I think it’s just bonded us together even more. That’s pretty much the most I can say about that.”

The Celts clearly aren’t daunted by proclamations of their imminent demise.

“I mean, they were writing us off even before the injury,” Pierce said. “It’s probably enhanced even more since the injuries, but, you know, people are going to say what they believe and what they feel.

“But, like I said, at the end of the day, we have our goals in this locker room. We have our beliefs, and they really don’t coincide with everybody else’s belief.”

Preach, Paul. We’ll have more later today here at the Hub.

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