BOSTON -- Following the Celtics win against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, Celtics center Greg Stiemsma, who did not play, was undecided on whether or not he will play on Thursday in the regular season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks. His main priority before the playoffs is resting his right foot, in which he has plantar fasciitis.
Well see on Thursday. I havent decided yet, he told CSNNE.com. I could have played tonight, but I was taking advantage of a little opportunity to get some rest.
Stiemsma has battled injuries in both feet this season. He also has a bone bruise in his right foot.
The Celtics will look to Stiemsma in the postseason to make an impact off the bench backing up Kevin Garnett. He is averaging 5.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks over his last 10 games.
With the playoffs scheduled to start this weekend, Stiemsma hopes to take advantage of any remaining time off he can find.
Rest is the only thing really thats going to help it, he said. Its going to be able to really make it feel better. Obviously we have a couple days to do it, so I want to take advantage of that with more important things yet to come.
On this episode of "The Best of Boston Sports Tonight Podcast", Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles break down the Celtics closing out the Bulls and preview the next round against Washington with Chris Mannix, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely. Also, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the Patriots two picks on Friday.
- 0:41 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Celtics defeating the Bulls 105-83, beating Chicago in 6 games to advance in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
- 6:14 - Kyle Draper and Chris Mannix preview the upcoming series against the Washington Wizards and the bad blood between the two teams.
- 10:19 - Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the Patriots first drafts picks, selecting DE Derek Rivers from Youngstown and OT Antonio Garcia from Troy in the 3rd round.
- 15:45 - Hear what Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley had to say after the win. Also, A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the feeling in the Celtics locker room after the win.
The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will begin their semi-final series on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00pm.
CSN will get you ready with Pregame Live at noon, and will wrap up the action on Postgame Live immediately following the game.
The complete schedule (all times Eastern)
GAME 1 -- Sunday, April 30 at Boston, 1:00PM (ABC)
GAME 2 -- Tuesday, May 2 at Boston, 8:00PM (TNT)
GAME 3 -- Thursday, May 4 at Washington, 8:00PM (ESPN)
GAME 4 -- Sunday, May 7 at Washington, 6:30PM (TNT)
xGAME 5 -- Wednesday, May 10 at Boston, TBD (TNT)
xGAME 6 -- Friday, May 12 at Washington, TBD (ESPN)
xGAME 7 -- Monday, May 15 at Boston, 8:00PM (TNT)