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Celtics/Nets Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army February 27, 2010 Uncategorized 7 Comments

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Celtics (36-19) vs. Nets (5-52)

Game time: 1pm, TD Garden. TV – CSN, Radio – WEEI-AM (850)

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 17.9                  Nets: Brook Lopez - 19.1

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 8.0                  Nets: Lopez - 8.9

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.8                    Nets: Devin Harris – 6.7

Who'll go off:  Kevin Garnett. He's still good enough to feast on Yi Jianlian and Kris Humphries, right?

Who needs to be stopped: Brook Lopez. The smooth 7-footer is averaging 20 ppg, 7 rpg vs Boston this season.

The C's will lose if…  Remember the last time these teams met? The Nets shot 60+% in the first half and led after 3 quarters.  Yes, the Celtics won 96-87 but need a 4th quarter barrage from Eddie House. We know the story. If the Celtics play sleepy defense (even against a lousy team like NJ), they could find themselves in a dog fight.

Miscellany: The Celtics are 3-0 vs NJ this season and have beaten them 12 straight times. Rasheed Wallace has made 2-of-15 treys in the last five games. The Nets have lost 12 of 13. Nets F Jarvis Hayes (strained calf) is expected to play. Paul Pierce (thumb, flu) is doubtful.

Prediction: Celtics 103 – Nets 88

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Sorry for posting this so late.
    I scheduled it for 11:45pm instead of 11:45am.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    I want to marry Maria Menounos

  • Alex

    If we lose to the Nets today, we can guarantee that the Boston Celtics window is closed.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f60396b970c ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    FIRE DOC!

  • Double P Reppin the B

    This team is now officially going nowhere this season. Regardless if they somehow pull this game out or not, they have no shot and competing for a championship. The mentality is simply not there, and they CANNOT simply turn it all around in the playoffs and make all the plays. IT will not and cannot happen.
    The funny part is that KG is the only one that really looks like he cares about losing

  • KY Celts fan

    Done!

  • Scott

    Disgraceful. And if I hear anybody say Sheed has shown signs of being a factor come playoff time again I’m gunna lose my shit. Rondo has 16 assists and we lose by double digits to the NETS!!!!! This team is painful to watch. How the mighty have fallen