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Boston Celtics Weekly Preview: Dismal Season Finally Nearing End

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The Boston Celtics only have five more games left in the 2013-14 season, and fans are more than ready for the end. Celtics fans have had their eyes on the 2014 NBA Draft for quite some time now and will be excited to know that this is the last full week for Boston.

Although we all want the season to be over, the last five games are extremely important for evaluation of the players. It’ll be critical to see which players fit in and still play hard as the season winds down. Here’s a look at the upcoming games this week for the 23-54 Celtics.

4/9 at Atlanta Hawks

The Celtics have a great track record with the Hawks and are currently 2-1 in the season series. In their last matchup, Boston played one of their best games of the season with a 115-104 victory. Rajon Rondo scored 22 points while dishing out 11 assists. Jerryd Bayless also had himself an impressive outing with 29 points. The Celtics match up well with the Hawks and will end their eight-game skid on Wednesday night.

Prediction: Bos 103 Atl 96

4/11 vs. Charlotte Bobcats

The Bobcats enjoyed their first playoff berth since 2010 and are currently playing solid basketball. Al Jefferson has been absolute beast this season. Height happens to be the Celtics’ Achilles heel and will cause problems for Boston in this game. These two teams have not met since the return of Rondo, so it is hard to predict what will happen.

Prediction: Bos 99 Cha 102

4/12 at Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs have been a mess and the Celtics might sneak victory against them. In their last contest, Boston was able to withstand Kyrie Irving‘s 32 points by beating Cleveland 103-100. It was a terrific, all-around effort for Boston, and a last second block by Brandon Bass was the difference. Rondo wasn’t on the team then, so this team operates a little differently. I see the Celtics winning this game.

Prediction: Bos 108 Clev 103

Michael LeDuc is a Boston Celtics writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @mike_leduc, and add him on Google.