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Celtics/Hornets Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army February 10, 2010 Uncategorized 18 Comments

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Celtics (32-17) at Hornets (27-25)

Game time: 8pm, New Orleans Arena. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 18.7                  Hornets: David West – 18.1 

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 8.1                  Hornets: Emeka Okafor – 9.4

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.8                    Hornets: Darren Collison – 3.7

Who'll go off:  The second unit. Injuries have thinned out the Hornets bench. Eddie, Marquis, Sheed, Tony and Glen Davis should fare well against Jason Hart, Sean Marks, Marcus Thornton/Mo Peterson, Darius Songalia and Po-Z.

Who needs to be stopped:  Rookie point guard Darren Collison (above) is averaging 16.4 points and 7.8 assists filling in for the injured Chris Paul. He had 27 points, 9 assists and 4 steals Monday vs the Magic.

The C's will lose if…   they become enamored with the jump shot. Yes, Orlando scored 123 against NO on Monday night and the Hornets are giving up 107 ppg over their last 8 games. But the Celtics need to be aggressive on offense and attack the basket.

Miscellaneous:  Rasheed Wallace is 2-for-12 on treys in the last four games. New Orleans has lost four of six since Chris Paul went down with a knee injury. Hornets guard Marcus Thornton (bruised lower back) has missed the last three games and is day-to-day. The Celtics won the first meeting this season, 97-87, Nov. 1.

Prediction:   Celtics 106 – Hornets 95

After the jump, the Honeybees.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    In love with the Asian

  • FSantos33

    Who Dat

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

    What the heck are you talking about? The asian is not the issue here, Dude. I’m talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT… Also, Dude, Asian is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please

  • bigmck

    What in the hell are you talking about?

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

    Be interesting to see the rookie d-up Rondo.. see what type of quicks he has, or doesn’t have.
    * I got the hive honeybees, c’mon home. Good looking out BigMck.

  • idaho.jim

    the honeybees were easily the best part of this post. I’ll I can say is I hope CP3 returns in time for the (fantasy) playoffs….

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

    big lebowski the quote is
    What the f*ck are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, Dude. I’m talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT… Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.
    may you never saw the movie or maybe that post of mine missed the mark?

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

    it just popped in my head when G4L said Asian. Much like mr. Stay Puff Popped in Ray’s head (I’m sure you know what movie that is from).

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Still scratching my head over Pierce playing tonight….makes no sense…is he playing to help the team, or so he can play in the all-star game? and why is he playing in the all-star game? nevermind the 3 pt contest? shouldnt he …uhh…be resting? how is that gonna get him rest, or help the team? Ive heard all kinds of theories about ray allen, rasheed, or big baby being the ones with seperate agendas or the locker room problems, when its clearly Paul Pierce for many reasons, firstly because of whats stated above, even competing in a 3 pt contest, wtf? secondly he’s turned into an old gimpy version of the 2005 and before Pierce after the good start of the season he had where he’s not making the extra pass, moving the ball, and doing way too much 1 on 1, slowing the tempo down and trying to do entirely too much by himself, when hes not even healthy…
    I love Paul, but he needs to get back to what he was doing earlier this year and the previous 2 seasons, and stop trying to prove something or prove he’s still the man and this is still his team, cause it hasnt worked…we need to do what gets us leads in game, and run the offense through rondo and make the extra pass, get the ball moving from side to side….Period

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    and does collisons success in this hornets system prove chris paul is overrated? does to me…and I havent been understanding why Paul is put so high on a pedestal where its not even an argument to who the best pg is… Stupid in my opinion, I expect Collison to give us more problems tonight then Paul has in the past to us..we shall see

  • Time for a Blockbuster Trade Baby!

    You’re weird.

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

    Drunk yes, but not weird

  • PxFunk

    Why does everything always have to be a fuckin travesty with you Jester?

  • Putangina mo

    WTF is wrong with the asian comment? I’m asian and I dont think its offensive.
    Those nola Jerseys are butt UGLY.

  • Putangina mo

    WTF is wrong with the asian comment? I’m asian and I dont think its offensive.
    Those nola Jerseys are butt UGLY.

  • Due Bro Guy

    Try picking the C’s to lose for once.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157060540b970b Orb

    Just so you know, that’s exactly what popped into my head too, and your post cracked me up. And I’m not drunk.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157060540b970b Orb

    Lebowski again!