Celtics (19-4) at Grizzlies (10-13)
Game time: 8:00pm, FedEx Forum, Memphis. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 18.0 Grizzlies: Rudy Gay – 21.3
Bos: Perkins – 7.6 Grizzlies: Zach Randolph – 10.2
Bos: Rondo – 9.5 Grizzlies: Mike Conley – 4.8
Who'll go off: Kevin Garnett. The Grizzlies are giving up 105 ppg and allowing teams to shoot 48%. Who better to take advantage of the defenseless Grizz than are hottest shooter? I see a lot of open jump shots in KG's immediate future.
Who needs to be stopped: Zach Randolph. No matter what team he's playing for, he always seems to kills the Cs (17 pts, 10 reb career average against BOS). Defend the paint and force Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo and Mike Conley to beat you with jump shots.
The C's will lose if… Memphis has the best rebounding differential in the league (+5.0). The Cs can't sleep on Marc Gasol and Randolph.
Wildcard: Memphis doesn't have much firepower off the bench (Jamaal Tinsley, Sam Young). Look for our second unit to exploit the Grizzlies reserves. The Grizz have won 4-of-5 and are coming off a 28-point thrashing of the Heat in Miami.
Prediction: Celtics 102 – Grizzlies 95
Marko Jaric hasn't played a single minute this season for the Grizzlies, but that doesn't mean we can't check out photos of his wife – Adriana Lima.