So the Celtics head into the break, four games above .500, three bodies down. Those who remain will receive a much-needed chance to rest and recuperate. But decisions loom. Team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has holes to patch, positions to fill.
The Celtics who emerged from the Garden tunnel Wednesday could be completely rearranged when the trade deadline passes Feb 21. Or, the roster could remain very much intact, with a few changes here or there.
All that was certain when the buzzer sounded on the first half of their season against Chicago was that it couldn’t have sounded any sooner.