Celtics (45-24) at Jazz (45-25)
Game time: 9pm, EnergySolutions Arena, Utah.
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Bos: Pierce – 18.1 Jazz: Carlos Boozer – 19.4
Bos: Perkins – 7.7
Jazz: Boozer - 11.2
Bos: Rondo – 9.7 Jazz: Deron Williams – 10.3
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. Paul Pierce has been stealing the headlines lately, but Ray is shooting the ball really well. I also like his chances vs Wes Matthews and Kyle Korver.
Who needs to be stopped: The Jazz bench. Utah has some firepower – Paul Millsap, CJ Miles and Kyle Korver. While the Celtics reserves have been playing with energy, their scoring is down the last two games.
The C's will lose if… Defense anyone? The Jazz may be the most balanced offensive team in the league. They are 5th in the league in scoring (103.6), 1st in assists (26.5) and 1st in FG% (49).
Miscellany: Andrei Kirilenko (calf) and Mehmet Okur (stomach illness) are questionable. The Celtics beat Utah 105-86 on Nov 11. The Jazz have won 26 of their last 34 games.
Prediction: Jazz 107 – Celtics 101
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