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Celtics/Raptors Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army January 2, 2010 Uncategorized 5 Comments

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Celtics (23-8) vs Raptors (16-17)

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

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 18.2                  Raptors: Chris Bosh – 23.8

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 7.9                  Raptors: Bosh – 11.3

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.6                    Raptors: Jarrett Jack – 4.6

Who'll go off: Kendrick Perkins. I'm expecting the game plan to include a healthy dose of the Beast who is matched up with the uber-soft Andrea Bargnani. 

Who needs to be stopped:  Chris Bosh. The big man must be thrilled he won't have KG barking in his ear all night.

The C's will lose if…  their established players don't have big games. With the bench stretched super thin, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, Perk and Eddie House all need to exceed their season averages in every statistical category for the Celtics to win.

Miscellaneous: The Raptors have won 5 straight. The Toronto Star reports that Hedu Turkoglu (knee) and Jose Calderon (hip) will not play. Reggie Evans (foot) has been out all season. The Celtics beat Toronto 116-103 at the Garden on Nov. 27.

Prediction:   Celtics 104 – Raptors 97

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  • LakersYo

    NO way the Celtics will win this game

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    its a little exciting to see what JR will do in his first real NBA minutes since he got drafted, he is actually going to have time to get into the flow of the game for once
    not saying he’ll do well but it will at least be interesting for most every celtics fan to get their first look at him

  • greenbeand

    anyone got a game link?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Good call.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Damn. I almost nailed the score prediction.