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Celtics might have to battle fatigue

Updated: November 14, 2009, 2:12 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Celtics coach Doc Rivers runs down the schedule checklist each summer when the NBA releases its team-by-team calendar.

First, a quick glance at opening night ("[Expletive], Cleveland"), then a search for what he calls 4-and-5's (four games in five nights; it only happens once this season) and finally, a sweep for 8-and-7's.

What's that, exactly?

"An 8 o'clock game the first night, then a 7 o'clock [game] the next day … I hate those 8-and-7's," Rivers explained. "It's ...

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