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Celtics/Hawks Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army January 8, 2010 Uncategorized 4 Comments

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Celtics (25-8) at Hawks (22-12)

Game time: 8pm, The Omni, Philips Arena. TV – CSN, ESPN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 18.1                  Hawks: Joe Johnson – 21.5

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 8.0                  Hawks: Al Horford – 9.9

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.6                    Hawks: Johnson – 4.9

Who'll go off:   Anyone else salivating at the Rajon Rondo vs Mike Bibby matchup? In the Hawks 97-86 win Nov. 13 in Boston, Rondo had just four points on four shots. I'm expecting Rondo to be super aggressive in tonight's game.

Who needs to be stopped:  Jamal Crawford. He's second in the league in bench scoring – 17.1
points per game. In the Hawks first win against Boston, Crawford scored 16
of his 18 in the second half.

The C's will lose ifthey don't rebound. Atlanta out-rebounded the Cs 47-29 in that first game, including a 16-6 edge in offensive rebounds. Al Horford, Josh Smith and Joe Johnson are all capable of crashing the glass.

Miscellaneous:  The Hawks ended a 4-game losing streak with a 119-89 win over NJ on Wednesday. The Celtics shot 1-15 from three in the previous game with Atlanta.

Prediction:  Celtics 104 – Hawks 99

After the jump, some pics from the A-Town dancers swimsuit calendar.

Kaylin

Leslie

Alyssa
Stephanie

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    HOT-Lanta!
    Good lookin out BigMck

  • Horkboy

    Wow, a Friday night, nationally televised game against the Hawks and you’re predicting a C’s win? Doubtful, but I hope you’re right.

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

    The Celtics are 2-0 in Friday road games (OKC and ORL) and 2-4 in Friday home games.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Does life get any better than this? Hot girls in bikinis, 24 pack of Miller lite, the wife and kid are out of house(or trailer in my case)and the Celtics and Cavs Play back to back. Going to drive down my snow covered hill, go to Arby’s order a French dip combo, and aside deep-fried mozzarella sticks. Put those sticks on top of the sandwich with a cold beer, that there boys and girls is a slice of heaven. Celtics by 14 take it to the bank.