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How we see it goin’ down: Cs – Warriors

Chuck - Red's Army March 4, 2011 Uncategorized 7 Comments

So we're still tinkering with the previews.  We're ditching the last one.  Let us know what you think of this one in the comments.

Tip: 7:30pm    Court: TD Garden    Watch it:  CSN    Hear it:  WEEI

The Matchup

Lucky logo Record

44-15 (1st Atlantic, 1st East)   At home: 26-5  Streak: Won 3

Leaders

Buckets:  Pierce (18.9 ppg)
Boards:    KG (9.3 rpg)
Dimes:    Rondo (12.2 apg)

For the stat geeks:

Offensive Rating: 107.4 (14th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 100.0 (1st NBA)
Pace: 91.0 (22nd NBA)

GSW Record

27-33 (3rd Pacific, 12th West),  On the road: 8-20  Streak: Won 1

Leaders

Buckets:  Ellis (24.7 ppg)
Boards:  Lee (9.5 rpg)
Dimes:  Curry (5.8 apg)

For the Stat Geeks:

Offensive Rating: 107.9 (12th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 111.2 (28th NBA)
Pace: 94.7 (5th NBA)

Last time

The Celtics handled the Warriors last week behind strong performances from Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett. This was the game Perk injured his knee.  A couple of notes from that game: Monta Ellis did very little (15 points, 6-18 FG) and the Celtics bench was weak.

This time

Get it to:  Rondo

Golden State loves to push the pace. Fortunately, the Celtics can counter with Rajon Rondo. The stats prove he thrives (22 ppg, 14 apg in last 3 games) vs GSW. I also see no reason why the Celtics shouldn't routinely feed Kevin Garnett. Why stop now?

Gotta stop: Monta Ellis

I dont' care that he's ice cold (17 ppg, 36% FG) since the All-Star break and hurting (sore wrist), Ellis remains the most dangerous player on the Warriors team. Rondo and Ray need to keep him from penetrating and kicking to sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright.

The Wild Card: Celtics reserves

Glen Davis' knee injury leaves the Celtics bench even thinner. How will they respond following the disasterous second half vs the Suns? It's possible Doc Rivers will mix-and-match his starters with the reserves to avoid having Avery Bradley, Von Wafer, Jeff Green and Troy Murphy on the floor at the same time.

How we see it goin' down

Tonight's game is the Warriors fourth stop on a 7 game cross-country trip. Their sole win in the last four games came Wednesday vs the Wizard in which they peed away a 20 point lead and won by 3. They are not a good team. But as we all know, the Celtics have this reccuring habit of playing poorly against bad teams. I don't see that happening tonight. The Celtics are in a groove and I expect it to continue. We might see a big game from Jeff Green who can excel in an up-and-down game. Look for the Celtics to win by 20+, 109-88.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/jrousell Jeff

    I like this latest version off the preview. the only thing I would suggest changing is that top section for “The Matchup” — I like all the material, but would be better if it was laid out as a side-by-side format in a table…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lakaiordie555 Nathan

    I’d keep this set up, btw anyone hear about doc’s son calling out lebron

  • http://profile.typepad.com/tcsherwood KY Celts fan

    Just saw on ESPN that Nate Rob is out 4-6 weeks for anthroscopic knee surgery! DA is even smarter than we all thought.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    I agree. This layout worked when we had the narrow middle column.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Here’s the quote from Austin Rivers:
    “Well, I’ve met Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen—you name it. A lot of people ask me who I’ve met through my dad, and they’re in awe when they hear the names of the players, but I’ve never looked at it like that. It’s cool meeting all of them, but I really want to be in their situation one day. I don’t want to just meet LeBron, I want to destroy him on the court one day.”

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    +1 I gave mention in the Pav.Is.Here. post.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115705376d6970b Wiggs Dannyboy

    One thing I would add….for the “leaders” portion…instead of having only the top person in that category, include the second and maybe third top player in that category. There is plenty of room for at least one more player on that line, and it would present a more accurate picture of which players are a threat.