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Celtics/Blazers Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army January 22, 2010 Uncategorized 6 Comments

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Celtics (27-13) vs Blazers (26-17)

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

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 18.7                  Blazers: Brandon Roy – 23.1

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 8.2                  Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge - 8.3

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.6                    Blazers: Roy - 5.0

Who'll go off:  Beastondo. Both have favorable match-ups: Rajon Rondo vs Andre Miller, Kendrick Perkins vs Juwan Howard.

Who needs to be stopped:  With Brandon Roy out (hamstring), Martell Webster is the Blazers most explosive scorer. He's averaging nearly 17 ppg for January.

The C's will lose if…   they sit back and expect too much from Kevin Garnett. They'll also need to defend the perimeter. Portland ranks in the top 10 in 3-point shooting. Watch out for Webster, Steve Blake and Rudy Fernandez.

Miscellaneous:  Brandon Roy is expected to miss tonight's game due to a strained hamstring. Jerryd Bayless is likely to start. Portland ranks 3rd in the league in FG% defense. According to the Blazers Team Report on Yahoo! – "Most of the Blazers are anything but enamored of Garnett, whom they believe is the biggest trash-talker in the NBA."

Prediction:  Celtics 110 – Portland 96

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  • Nick

    Its time to put this thing together boys. Starting 5 T.A BIG BABY SHEED and I guess House for now till Marquis comes back. I want to beat L.A so bad, we just gota get this thing going in the right direction, there’s been so much negative in New England sports in these last few months, the C’s can fix all that if they run off a nice little 10 game win streak and smash ATL,ORL, and those bitch-ass fakers in the process. Brandon Roy is out tonight and normally I’de say fuck i wanat a good fair game, but F that kuz we r never healthy, but nows the time…we are ripe for a 26-4 run or something of that nature, please Doc just don’t play Scal!!!

  • Horkboy

    I’m sorry, I can’t help but laugh with these continued predictions of double-digit C’s wins. I know KG is back and all, but I won’t be suprised at all if the 2nd half letdowns continue.

  • Mooz

    I believe C’s will do good today…they just need a bit of motivation and I hope with KG’s return that will come too…
    Btw LeBron sweeps Fakers with a little rap
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKh6Cw0eM2Y

  • Boston Man

    Nice. One of the best players rapping along with one of the best rappers.

  • Boston Man

    Anybody see the fat girl in the crowd swearing because a fat guy sat down in front of her? “This f***ing guy.”

  • DRJ

    So… how good is it to see KG playing again? Oh yeah!