Celtics (47-28) vs Cavaliers (60-16)
Game time: 1pm, TD Garden. TV – ABC. Radio –
Bos: Pierce – 18.2 Cavaliers: LeBron James –
Bos: Perkins – 7.6
Cavaliers: Antawn Jamison – 8.6
Bos: Rondo – 9.8 Cavaliers: James – 8.5
Who'll go off: Rajon Rondo. RR is averaging 12 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals over his last five.
Who needs to be stopped: Since LeBron can't be stopped, I'm going with Mo Williams. He's combined for 45 points over the last two games. The Celtics cannot allow him to get open looks at the arc.
The C's will lose if… they don't match Cleveland's hustle on the boards and for loose balls. They catch a break because the Cavs will be without Anderson Varejao (hamstring), but Cleveland still has plenty of guys willing to do the dirty work (J.J. Hickson, Leon Powe and Delonte West).
Miscellany: Hickson is averaging 14.4 points
and 8.8 rebounds in his last five games. Ray Allen has just 25 points in the last three games. Cleveland leads the season series 2-1.
Prediction: Celtics 96 – Cavaliers 90
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