Conventional wisdom tells you that if you're an older player, getting a few days off can only do your body good.

But the Boston Celtics are an entirely different animal on so many levels.

Following Monday's 110-107 overtime win at Utah, the Celtics will have just one game over the next seven days which is more rest than they had over the course of the All-Star break.

But the dilemma that this team faced prior to the break - rest versus rhythm - is once again a concern.

Prior to All-Star weekend, Boston had won seven of eight games. When they returned, they dropped the first two.

With even more time off now, there is a legit concern that it will take some time to pick up where they left off.

"When you're playing good basketball, winning basketball, you just want to keep on playing obviously," Celtics guard Jason Terry told CSNNE.com. "But this is a long season, and we're a grind-it-out team. And that takes a lot out of you, so whenever we get an off day here or there, we have to take advantage of that."

The Celtics have won two of their last three games, and hope to continue on their winning ways on Friday against the Golden State Warriors.

Part of that steady play involves developing a consistent third option.

Since Rajon Rondo's season-ending injury, the Celtics have struggled to find that No. 3 option they can turn to consistently.

Jeff Green and Jason Terry are a couple of players Celtics head coach Doc Rivers singled out as possible players to fill that third role offensively.