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Celtics/Warriors Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army November 18, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments on Celtics/Warriors Game Preview


Celtics (8-3) vs. Golden St. (3-7)

Game time: 7:30pm, TD Garden. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Bos: Pierce – 18.4                  Warriors: Monta Ellis – 19.7

Bos: Garnett – 7.5                  Warriors: Anthony Randolph – 6.8

Bos: Rondo – 8.7                   Warriors: Ellis – 5.3

Who'll go off: Ray Allen. According to the Herald, Ray has a 22.8 scoring average against the Warriors. Considering the Warriors are giving up a league best 113 ppg, and have ignored defense for decades, I bet a lot of guys have good scoring averages against them. Look for whomever Vlad Radmanovic covers (Paul Pierce or KG) to be aggressive. I'm sure the Celtics remember the torture PP inflicted on Vlad during the 2008 Finals.

Who needs to be stopped: Monta Ellis. He's the engine behind this explosive attack. He's also a bit pissed off at management and playing with a chip on his shoulder.

The C's will lose ifThey get caught up in the Warriors run-and-gun style of play. The Celtics should take advantage of fast breaks when available, but they should exploit Golden State in the half court. Minus Andris Biedrins and Ronny Turiaf, the Warrriors are paper-thin in the front court. How dire is the situation? Mikki Moore is their starting center.

Wildcard: Slippage. Lack of defensive intensity. The Celtics need to correct whatever has been plaguing this team over the past few games. They've had three days to get their heads and bodies straight. Coming off a game last night in Cleveland, the Warriors are more than ripe for a blowout loss. 

Prediction: Celtics 110 – Warriors 92

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  • G4L

    Theres that Slippage word again! Wasn’t one of our favorit dancers a Warrior dancer?

  • FSantos33

    Last time Celts played the Warriors in Oakland it was an embarrassment. I was at the game and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was the worst Celtics performance of the year. Tonight is Payback!
    Drama Queen Don Nelson needs 21 more wins to surpass Lenny Wilkins to become the winningest “Regular Season” Coach in NBA history. In my opinion Nellie Ball is the most overrated style of coaching in history. Didn’t he learn anything from being an ex-Celtic? Hey Nellie get your 21 wins and retire and stop sabotaging NBA teams.

  • I will be there and fully expect to see GINO early in the 4th quarter. There is absolutely NO reason why we shouldn’t smizzoke these guys. NO reason.

  • Green8Teen

    Absolutely no reason to lose this game. Coming off 2 awful games a long stretch of days off they should come out on fire and ready to go. Curry kind of scares me. Who is going to keep him in check if he has his shot going? I love Ray, but I don’t know if he can keep up with him. I expect ‘quis to get a lot of minutes tonight.

  • bigmck
  • G4L

    My friend there are certain things I just do not forget!

  • G4L

    I think Ray can keep up with just about anyone in the league. I really don’t think he’s that old yet