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Celtics/Rockets Game Preview

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Celtics (47-27) vs Rockets (37-37)

Game time: 7:30pm, TD Garden. TV – CSN. Radio –
WEEI-AM (850).

Team Leaders

Scoring
Bos: Pierce – 18.1                  Rockets: Kevin Martin
21.8

Rebounding
Bos: Perkins – 7.6                 

Rockets: Luis Scola – 8.8

Assists
Bos: Rondo – 9.8                    Rockets: Aaron Brooks – 5.3

Who'll go off:  Ray Allen. He's overdue for a hot shooting night. With Kevin Martin and Shane Battier banged up, Ray might find more open looks than usual.

Who needs to be stopped:  Aaron Brooks. The Celtics did a tremendous job defending Brooks (4-12 FG) the last time these teams met (94-87 Celtics victory on March 19).

The C's will lose if…  For an undersized team, Houston can rebound. It will take a team effort to keep Houston's scrappy trio of Luis Scola, Chuck Hayes and Jordan Hill off the boards.

Miscellany:  Shane Battier (knee) and Jared Jeffries (achilles) are out, Kevin Martin (shoulder) is questionable. Ray Allen is 0-for-6 on 3-point attempts in the last two games. The Rockets have dropped five of six.

Prediction:  Celtics 104 – Rockets 92

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  • If the C’s play like they did against the Thunder maybe they’ll get a win. They really impressed me in that loss.. http://bit.ly/98ZELw

  • Donald

    Marc Spears just reported that the starting 5 had a players only meeting. Also I just really don’t like Donny Marshall and Gary Tanguay.

  • Alex

    Celtics – Playoff contender that isn’t much of a competition

  • Wow…add me up in your Caribbean trip!…