Welcome to the TD Banknorth Garden, where the Celtics are preparing to take on the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m.
As Shira Springer reported earlier today, Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak will not play tonight. Szczerbiak is out with an ankle injury. Kendrick Perkins, Michael Olowokandi, and Theo Ratliff continue to be out for the Celtics.
The Suns are coming off a ridiculous 161-157, double-overtime win in New Jersey last night. Steve Nash scored a career-high 42 points and also had 13 assists. Nash’s previous career-high was 39 points, scored against Portland in 2001 when Nash was in Dallas. The Celtics have to be hoping the long game and quick turnaround will have the Suns tired tonight.
The Celtics locker room has just opened. We’ll be back in a flash with pregame comments from both teams.