Severe weather delays Celtics return plans

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Severe weather delays Celtics return plans

By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. No one, not even the Boston Celtics are immune to Mother Nature's wrath.

Multiple snow storms throughout the country have made led to flight cancellations and delays everywhere - even here in relatively warm Sacramento.

The inclement weather throughout the Midwest and East Coast did not allow the Celtics to return home Tuesday night. The team normally flies home immediately after a road game.

A team official said the team is targeting a Thursday morning departure.

"We just want to be able to make it home," said Celtics forward Paul Pierce.

Still, players aren't totally crushed to have to spend an additional night in Sacramento.

"I don't mind getting stuck in 50-degree weather," Pierce said. "Instead of 18 degrees."

A. Sherrod Blakely can be reached at sblakely@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Sherrod on Twitter at http:twitter.comsherrodbcsn.

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