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Why you likely won't see any Patriots players at Celtics game Friday night

Ryan Hannable
November 24, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Over the years we've seen a number of Patriots players attend Celtics games, but Friday night likely will not be one of them.

The Patriots are coming off a 10-day, three city road trip and speaking on Friday, Tom Brady noted how the team needs its rest.

"I think there’s just a lot of energy output, obviously, when you travel and you play on a road," he told reporters. "And then we stayed out there and there’s kind of a lot of new surroundings, so you’ve really just got to get back here. And, again, Monday, Tuesday was what it was still getting mentally prepared. Thursday was what it was yesterday. I think the next 48 hours are really important. I think everyone’s got to kind of embrace everything that we’ve done in practice and getting ready for and then really hone in with what we’re doing against a team that we’re facing. There’s still more film to study and so forth, still more rest to get, but it’s all aiming for Sunday at 1, and I think that’s when we’ve got to be ready.

"So, we’re in a decent place, and hopefully we can take advantage of the time we have to get either rest or more prepared, but I don’t think it’s time for the Celtics game tonight or anything like that. I think guys have got to focus on what we need to do and try to go out and beat a good team."

As for why he missed practice on Wednesday with an Achilles injury, Brady said it was just a matter of getting extra treatment and he will be fine for Sunday.

"I feel great," Brady said. "Yeah, ready to go, so I’ll be excited for Sunday. It was good just to get a little extra treatment, and I’m feeling great this time of year. So, it’ll be a fun week. Nothing to worry about."

The Patriots have won six straight games going into Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

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