Home not where the heart is for Celtics

January, 14, 2010
1/14/10
11:53
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BOSTON -- On the heels of a 96-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce expressed disappointment in the way his team has performed this season at TD Garden.

The Celtics are 11-6 at home this season, already matching their total number of losses in Boston from last season.

"We feel like we're at home, we should be a better team at home than how we've been playing as of late," said Pierce. "We should win these type of games regardless of how many games [the Celtics have played]. We play three or four games in a row and we come back home, we need to make this building a place for teams to feel like they can't win, and we haven't been doing that as of late."

The Celtics have lost two in a row at the Garden. They struggled at home on Fridays in November, but seemed to be turning that around before hitting a speed bump against the Hawks and Bulls this week.

As for Pierce, he was asked following Thursday's game how his knee, which was drained twice after an infection developed last month, is feeling with the heavy game action.

“It’s feeling good," said Pierce. "It’s still getting stronger, it's not 100 percent, but with each game that passes, it’s getting a lot better.”

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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