Celtics (29-14) at Hawks (29-15)
Game time: 7:30pm, Philips Arena, Atlanta. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 18.7 Hawks: Joe Johnson – 21.3
Bos: Perkins – 8.3 Hawks: Al Horford – 9.8
Bos: Rondo – 9.6 Hawks: Johnson – 4.8
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. I'm sticking with the hot hand.
Who needs to be stopped: Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford. This duo has killed the Celtics this season.
The C's will lose if… Do I really need to get into this? We all know the Celtics need to rebound and play with defensive intensity for 48 minutes. Until that happens, there's no point over-analyzing matchups, etc.
Miscellaneous: Hawks coach Mike Woodson made headlines recently for shaving his eyebrows. The Hawks last 4 game season series sweep of the Celtics came in 95-96. Joe Johnson and Al Horford were selected as Eastern Conference All-Star reserves. Atlanta is coming off a 105-90 loss to San Antonio Wednesday night.
Prediction: Hawks 97 – Celtics 91
A special thanks to everyone who attended our party last night. I've posted some photos on our Facebook page.
I apologize for the lack of posts today. John is still passed out, and I've been too hungover to do anything besides breathe.