Marcus Smart. (Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics slumped into the All-Star Break with losses in three straight, but they've won two in a row since after sweeping a road trip to Detroit and New York.
C's star Jaylen Brown said consistency and health are key.
"Consistency has been one of the things that people talk about with this team, and I just think, a long season, a lot of ups and downs, you gotta grow through that if you want to be a good team," he said.
"I think defensively, with the addition back of Smart, having Shane come in, having everybody back, we can throw punches and consistently throw punches and wear teams down," he added.
Celts sit just a half-game behind the Raptors for first in the East and they'll host the Grizzlies tonight at 7:30. Memphis has lost its last nine and sits 5-and-22 on the road.
And, adding injury to insult, if you will, the Grizz were missing five players in Saturday's 26-point loss in Miami, including Chandler Parsons, Marc Gasol, and Tyreke Evans.
Gasol's the only one of the three who will definitely play tonight. He had 30 points and 10 rebounds in 102-93 loss to the C's in mid-December.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports