Celtics (34-18) vs Blazers (32-24)
Game time: 10:30pm, Rose Garden, TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850)
Bos: Pierce – 18.4 Blazers: Brandon Roy – 22.6
Bos: Perkins – 8.1 Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge – 8.4
Bos: Rondo – 9.7 Blazers: Andre Miller – 5.5
Who'll go off: Rajon Rondo. When you have a veteran team going back-to-back on the West coast, go with the youngest legs on the floor.
Who needs to be stopped: Andre Miller. He torched the Celtics for 28 points in the teams' first meeting this season (98-95 OT win for the Celtics). Miller has the size to post Rondo and without Tony Allen (ankle), the Celtics will have difficulty matching up.
The C's will lose if… Do you remember how badly the Blazers beat-up the Celtics on the offensive boards in that last game? 16 offensive rebounds and 22 second chance points.
Miscellaneous: As of 5pm, it doesn't appear as if Nate Robinson will suit up for the Celtics. The Blazers acquired Marcus Camby from the Clippers at the trade deadline. Camby is expected to make his first start tonight. Brandon Roy returned to the Blazers Tuesday night after missing 12 games with a hamstring injury. He had 4 points in 18 minutes.
Prediction: Portland 101 – Boston 96
After the jump, the Blazers dancers.