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Celtics avoid a double-header thanks to blast of snow hitting the east coast this weekend. Saturday game in Philadelphia moved to Sunday at 7pm.

Thanks Jonas
Thanks Jonas
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The NBA announced on Friday afternoon that the Celtics at 76ers game on Saturday January 23 has been postponed one night to Sunday at 7.

You can thank Jonas for this one. But not Jerebko. A blizzard watch is in effect in Philadelphia on Saturday due to the winter storm that interestingly enough shares its name with the C's forward.

The warning is in effect from 7pm tonight to 10am on Sunday in Philly; while the National Weather Service predicts 12-18 inches of snow, 20-30 mile per hour winds, and poor visibility. The postponement will give fans a day to dig out, or just an extra excuse to not watch their 6-38 team.

As for Boston, Terry Eliason of WBZ-TV said that "if this storm were a giant pizza, we'd be getting the crust," the forecast maintains that southern New England will be grazed leaving extremely minor amounts of snow in the city.

So the C's can exert all their focus on the Bulls tonight, but the rescheduling will set up a back-to-back for the C's between Sunday and Monday when they'll travel from Philadelphia to Washington for a game with the Wizards.

The NBA made this statement on the matter:

The National Basketball Association announced today that two games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 have been postponed due to potential severe weather conditions in the Eastern United States. The game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers has been postponed and will be made up on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. The game between the Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.