Celtics (38-21) at 76ers (22-38)
Game time: 7pm, Wachovia Center. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 17.9 76ers: Andre Iguodala – 17.2
Bos: Perkins – 7.8 76ers: Sam Dalembert – 9.6
Bos: Rondo – 9.9 76ers: Iguodala – 5.8
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. He had just 3 points in the Charlotte game and is going up against the defensively-challenged Lou Williams. I say that's a recipe for a break out game.
Who needs to be stopped: Lou Williams. He's averaging 20.8 points in 5 games since becoming the starting shooting guard.
The C's will lose if… Philly ranks in the bottom third in scoring, FG% and 3FG%. But that doesn't mean the Celtics can come out without defensive intensity. As always, the Celtics need to limit the damage on the boards, the 76ers are a decent offensive rebounding team (rank 10th).
Miscellaneous: Boston leads the season series 2-1. The 76ers have lost four straight. Elton Brand (achilles) is questionable.
Prediction: Celtics 102 – 76ers 91
After the jump, the Sixers dancers.