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Celtics/Nuggets Game Preview

Chuck - Red's Army March 24, 2010 Uncategorized 6 Comments

Celtics (45-25) vs Nuggets (47-24)

Game time: 7pm, TD Garden. TV – ESPN, CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 17.9                  Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony – 28.9

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 7.7                 
Nuggets: Kenyon Martin - 9.6

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.6                    Nuggets: Chauncey Billups – 5.7

Who'll go off:   Paul Pierce. The captain had a miserable performance in the Celtics 114-105 loss to Denver on Feb. 21. Look for Pierce to attack the basket, especially since Denver's defense will be minus Kenyon Martin.

Who needs to be stopped:  Chauncey Billups. He dropped 26 points, 7 assists on the Celtics back in Feb. Has Rondo ever had a good defensive game vs this guy?

The C's will lose if…  they don't win the battle of the benches. Denver brings two high-energy guys (Chris Andersen, J.R. Smith). Glen Davis, Nate Robinson and the rest of the second unit need to keep pace.

Miscellany:  Kenyon Martin (knee) and Renaldo Balkman (back) are out. Denver owns a 17-18 road record. The Nuggets are coming off a 109-104 loss to the Knicks in NY. George Karl will miss the remainder of the regular season as he undergoes treatment for throat cancer. Denver is 5-3 in games Karl has missed.

Prediction:  Celtics 116 – Nuggets 104

Nate Robinson was pretty feisty in that 2006 Knicks/Nuggets brawl, huh?

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    Nate’s a strong dude, no question, not even ‘for his size’. Love to see the napolean/bulldog side come out. He’s ALWAYS looking for someone to bark at

  • Champ

    Nate’s a p*ssy.

  • DRJ

    That he is certainly not.

  • DRJ

    Btw, that fight cost Nate 10 games and about $107k.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    the 107k is tough.. missing 10 Knicks games is a gift.

  • Lakerhater (FD)

    LMAO – too bad no one slugged Zeke.