WALTHAM, Mass. – There’s a reason why the Boston Celtics want to have home-court advantage when the playoffs roll around. TD Garden is one of the most electric sporting venues in the world, and magical things tend to happen when 18,624 raging Celtics fans are behind the team.

The process of gaining home court, however, is not an easy one. The NBA’s 82-game season is a grind that has become even tougher nowadays thanks to a depth of talent across the league.