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Fan Preview: Can the Boston Celtics Stop the Surging Spurs?

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The Boston Celtics are getting a true playoff readiness test as we speak. They soundly defeated the Miami Heat on Sunday, April 1 and have a tough battle ahead on Wednesday, April 4 when they face off against the red-hot San Antonio Spurs. I won't even mention the Chicago Bulls are next on the schedule.

The Celtics have been impressive in recent weeks. After some hiccups throughout the season they are definitely playing better. It is just a matter if they can keep the momentum going and into the playoffs if we want to start talking about a championship this season. It may be premature, but definitely not out of the question. Stopping the San Antonio Spurs will surely open more eyes to the possibility.

The matchup:

The Boston Celtics will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the TD Garden located in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

The standings:

Boston comes into the game having won their last five games and with a 30-22 record. They are 19-8 on their home court and have won seven of their last 10 games.

San Antonio enters the matchup having won their last nine games and with a 37-14 record. They are 16-10 on the road and have won nine of their last 10 games.

The season series:

This is the first meeting between the two teams this season.

Where to watch:

The game can be watched live nationwide with NBA League Pass or--

In Boston: CSNE

In San Antonio: FSSW

The season statistic leaders:

Boston: Paul Pierce- 19.1 points per game, Rajon Rondo- 11.1 assists per game, Kevin Garnett- 8.2 rebounds per game.

San Antonio: Tony Parker- 19.3 points per game, Tony Parker- 8.0 points per game, Tim Duncan- 9.0 rebounds per game.

Injuries to note:

Boston: Mickael Pietrus (concussion), Ray Allen (sore right ankle), Jermaine O'Neal (sprained left wrist), Jeff Green (aortic aneurysm).

San Antonio: None to report.

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Sources:

All data provided by NBA.com

Paul Rados is an avid Boston Celtics fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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