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How we see it goin’ down: Cs – Bucks

Chuck - Red's Army March 6, 2011 Uncategorized 14 Comments

Tip: 9pm    Court: Bradley Center    Watch it:  ESPN    Hear it:  WEEI

The Matchup

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Record: 45-15 (1st Atlantic, 1st East) Record: 23-37 (3rd Central, 10th East)
On road: 18-10 At home: 15-15
Streak: Won 4 Streak: Won 1
Leaders  
Buckets: Pierce (19.1 ppg) Buckets: Jennings (15.5 ppg)
Boards: KG (9.3 rpg) Boards: Bogut (11.5 rpg)
Dimes: Rondo (12.2 apg) Dimes: Jennings (4.7 apg)
For the Stat Geeks:  
Offensive Rating: 107.6 (14th NBA) Offensive Rating: 101.0 (30th NBA)
Defensive Rating: 100.03(2nd NBA) Defensive Rating: 102.8 (4th NBA)
Pace: 91.0 (22nd NBA) Pace: 90.0 (25th NBA)

Last time

The Celtics edged Milwaukee 105-102 in OT back in November. You may remember Kevin Garnett’s monster slam over Andrew Bogut and the mini-shoving match. Paul Pierce had 12 of his 28 points and surpassed the 20,000 point plateau.

This time

Get it to:  Kevin Garnett

The Bucks are a banged-up team. Andrew Bogut missed the last two games with a rib-cage injury and is doubtful for tonight’s game. PFs Ervan Ilyayova (concussion) and Drew Gooden (foot) are also out. It’s safe to say the game plan should involved a heavy dose of KG.

Gotta stop: Corey Maggette

A starter for most of the season, Maggette has been coming off the bench for the past few weeks since injuring his back. If Maggette plays with the second unit, Jeff Green will need to buckle down on defense since Maggette is still a fairly explosive scorer.

The Wild Card: Celtics reserves

The Celtics lost another “rotation” player when Von Wafer injured his calf Friday night. Once again Doc Rivers will be forced to piece together a second unit as Delonte West and Glen Davis are unavailable. Newly signed PG Carlos Arroyo will not join the team until Wednesday. Sasha Pavlovic will likely see his first minutes with the Celtics.

How we see it goin’ down

The Bucks are bad team in the midst of a bad stretch (lost 11 of last 15). Add a depleted front-court into the mix and all signs point to a Celtics blowout. Even if the Celtics put forth a B- effort, that should be enought to beat the Bucks by double digits. Don’t expect a lot of points for either side. Milwaukee is dead last in PPG and 4th in OPPG.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/lekeleke94 Mileke

    I think we should win this game pretty easily, I look for Troy to finally break out of his slump, and hopefully Sasha can give some quality minutes tonight, Go #TeamCeltics

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

    Best page design so far…lookin good

  • http://profile.typepad.com/atapinto AP

    Looks good! Love the name logos. Center “Team Leaders” and “For the Stat Geeks…”. That’ll make it clearier and easier on the eyes.
    Go C’s!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    This would be a typical, but unexplainable loss for us. I really hope we can just take care of biz and beat the weak eastern teams on the road. I dont want to add to the road losses we’ve had to Charlotte, Washington, Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto. I wonder what our record really is on the road against weakies of the east…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pasqualenap43 PasqualeNap43

    Def the best preview set up…the side by side view works much better.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    With Bogut, Ilyasova and Gooden all out, it should be all KG and Krstic tonight. Hell, Doc may even try getting Troy in the post too for some easy hoops-might be what gets him out pf his “slump” and his first points as a Celtic. It’s all up to the C’s tonight. If they show-up, they win. If they come out flat, they lose. Period.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lekeleke94 Mileke

    Yea we really need Troy to step up, he’s been pretty disappointing thus far, and I know its too early, but he looks way out of shape, today is his day to prove to me he’s at least a little ready…. But I think we’ll get this win, whether it will be a Blow-out or a nail-biter, haven’t come to that conclusion….

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    yeah the other game preview was a mess of shit

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Live chat??????????????? feel like it Army?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/cameronw16 Noori

    Awesome layout…in other pleasing news the Heat have resorted to crying after another loss. LOL

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

    Awesome improvements of late. From my android phone it’s much easier to navigate now that you lost those two pillars of ads. Margin left made the site so much cleaner. Many thanks.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    Thanks guys for all the feedback. Glad you’re liking the new layout.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    I don’t think so.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    worth a shot