Celtics (32-18) at Kings (18-34)
Game time: 10pm, Arco Arena. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 18.6 Kings: Kevin Martin – 20.8
Bos: Perkins – 8.1 Kings: Jason Thompson – 8.7
Bos: Rondo – 9.7 Kings: Tyreke Evans – 5.1
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. Any chance Ray might have a chip on his shoulder after hearing all the trade rumors, especially the one involving him for Kevin Martin?
Who needs to be stopped: Tyreke Evans. He's 6-6. Rajon Rondo is 6-1. This is what you call a tough cover.
The C's will lose if… Rebounding. The Kings are the 8th best offensive rebounding team in the NBA. We all know the Celtics struggle on the boards. The Celtics bigs cannot get outplayed, outhustled by Spencer Hawes, Donta Green and Jason Thompson.
Miscellaneous: Marquis Daniels has hit 11-of-16 shots since returning from his thumb injury. The Celtics have won their last four games against Sacramento. The Kings had lost 18-of-20 before winning their final two heading into the All-Star break. The Kings are one of the few teams with a high turnover rate (14.9) than the Celtics (14.8).
Prediction: Celtics 109 – Kings 92
After the jump….the Kings dancers.