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Celtics/Nets Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army January 13, 2010 Uncategorized 5 Comments on Celtics/Nets Game Preview


Celtics (26-10) at Nets (3-34)

Game time: 7:30pm, Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J. TV – CSN, YES. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Bos: Pierce – 18.2                  Nets: Brook Lopez – 18.6

Bos: Perkins – 8.2                  Nets: Lopez – 9.6

Bos: Rondo – 9.6                    Nets: Devin Harris – 5.8

Who'll go off:  Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. I look for the vets to have big games, especially following Monday's tough loss to Atlanta.

Who needs to be stopped:  Brook Lopez. The 7-footer had 23 points, 7 rebounds in the team's previous meeting. He complements his low-post skills with a decent jumper. Perk will have his hands full.

The C's will lose if…  two or three more guys get hurt? New Jersey is one of the worst teams in the league (low scoring, poor defensive, turnover prone), I just can't see the Celtics losing to this team unless something happens to Ray, Paul or Rajon. 

Miscellaneous:  Devin Harris (wrist tendinitis) is questionable. The Celtics have beaten NJ ten straight times, including an 86-76 win in New Jersey on Nov. 7. The Nets are last in the NBA in field goal percentage (.420) and scoring (89.8).

Prediction:  Celtics 101 – Nets 88 

After the jump, the Nets dancers.





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  • Al

    I think this has banana skin written all over it. Harris practised fully and is playing. Perk struggles with centers who can shoot – see Bogut, Kaman, and the real problem could be stopping Yi if he gets it going – 7 footer who can also shoot at the forward where we are thin…good news is he’s thrown up bricks recently….

  • G4L

    BEST LOOKING CHEERLEADERS IN THE NBA!! Atleast the NJ fans have that going for them.

  • Horkboy

    If C’s don’t have their focus for this game, they could be a laughing stock tomorrow morning. Nets played them tough back in November, game was very close until the end.

  • Al

    Meh – what do I know…..that was a shocker…

  • rac

    yeah at least they have good cheerleaders.