On the day of a Celtics game, we'll try to pluck some of the more interesting news and stats from the game notes delivered by the Celtics' media relations staff.
Coming off a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Celtics (23-6) play the second night of a back-to-back against the run-loving Golden State Warriors (8-21) at Oracle Arena (10:30 p.m., CSN)
* Celtics split the season series 1-1 against Golden State in 2008-09
* Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 21.0 points per game last season
* In his one appearance against the C’s, Corey Maggette netted 38 points for the Warriors
* The Celtics are 4-6 against Golden State since the 2004-05 season
* The Celtics are leading the all-time series 194-127 with the Celtics 108-34 at home
Celtics assistant coach Clifford Ray played for the Warriors from 1974-81 and won a championship with Golden State in the 1974-75 season... Kelenna Azubuike and Rajon Rondo are former Kentucky Wildcats... Anthony Randolph and Glen Davis are former LSU Tigers... Corey Maggette played for Doc Rivers in Orlando during the 1999-2000 season... Brandan Wright and Rasheed Wallace attended the University of North Carolina... Corey Maggette and Shelden Williams are former Duke Blue Devils.... Mikki Moore played for the Celtics during the 2008-09 and 2002-03 seasons... Speedy Claxton and Shelden Williams were teammates in Atlanta from 2006-08.... Mikki Moore and Shelden Williams were teammates in Sacramento during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
Nov. 18, 2009: Boston 109, Golden State 95 at TD Garden: The Celtics ended their first losing streak of the season with a win over the Warriors back at home in the Garden... All five C’s starters netted double-figures on the night with Paul Pierce leading the way with 19 points... The C’s broke the game open during the third quarter when Rondo scored 12 of his 18 points on the night to go along with three rebounds and four assists in the frame...The C’s extended their lead out to 15 points in the third quarter and did not look back... Corey Maggette led the Warriors with 23 points, while Stephen Curry added 13 points, seven assists and four steals.